2019 South Korea 1 oz Silver 1 Clay Chiwoo Cheonwang - BU
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Buy 2019 South Korea 1 oz Silver 1 Clay Chiwoo Cheonwang - BU
The legendary hero of Korean mythology Chiwoo Cheonwang returns for 2019 in this stunning silver medal from the Korean Mint! This is the fourth year of the immensely popular South Korean silver medal series. The series began in 2016, showing the mighty general holding a spear and shield, preparing for battle. The 2017 medal portrayed him astride a mighty warhorse, preparing to lead his army into battle. Chiwoo Cheonwang is depicted on horseback, charging toward the viewer with his sword prepared to strike on the 2018 medal.
The 2019 Chiwoo Cheonwang silver medal shows the mythical general known as the God of War on a mountaintop, surveying the battlefield after his victory. For the first time in the series, we see him without his helm. Resting his sword point-first on the ground, he props up his shield made in the likeness of the spirit protector Do ggae bi, as he gazes into the distance.
The obverse of this silver medal is a detail of a Do ggae bi. These totems were made of clay and hung at each end of as roof to chase away evil spirits. The latent image security mark nestles between the legs of the image of the guardian spirit. </p
The 2019 Chiwoo Cheonwang silver medal is struck from 1 troy ounce of .999 fine silver, and is limited to a worldwide mintage of just 33,300 medals.
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