2019 South Korea 1 oz Silver Tiger - Brillant Uncirculated
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Buy 2019 South Korea 1 oz Silver Tiger - Brillant Uncirculated
Marvel at the power and beauty of South Korea's latest silver medal honoring the Korean tiger! The .999 fine one troy oz 2019 Silver Tiger medal is the fourth in the famous Silver Tiger bullion medal series. This is the most powerful and dynamic portrayal of the Korean tiger yet, as designed by KOMSCO, the Korean Mint.
The face of an angry white tiger in dominates the obverse of the 2019 South Korea Silver Tiger medal. Struck to a brilliant finish on a matte background, the tiger seems to be clawing its way out of the medal. The tiger's claws project through a tattered surface that partially obscures its face. The inscriptions of "Korean Tiger 2019" and "1 oz" look pushed aside by the tiger's fierce attack.
The reverse of the silver medal features a stylized map of the Korean peninsula, flanked by the KOMSCO logo and a latent security image. The Korean map is formed from the name of Baekdu-Daegan in different scripts. Baekdu-Daegan is a continuous mountain ridge that runs from southern South Korea to the North Korea/Chinese border.
The northern-most section of Baekdu-Daegan is the last refuge of the Korean tiger in Korea. More widely known as the Siberian, or Amur tiger, the Korean tiger is now on the brink of extinction. The rim displays "Republic of Korea" at the top, and "Fine Silver 999" on the bottom. Tiger stripes to either side of the coin separates the inscriptions.
The Tiger In Korean Culture
The white tiger has been considered as both the embodiment and defender of the Korean people since antiquity. A modern example of this was the decision to have a tiger represent Korea as the mascot of the Seoul Olympics. Ancient Korea was called the "land of tigers", due to a tiger population that ranged throughout the nation's mountains.
The Baekdu-Daegan mountain range was the natural habitat of the Korean tiger. Considered the spiritual source of energy for Korea and its people, the mountains are the perfect mythical as well as spiritual home for the tigers.
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