2020 Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang BU 1oz Silver .999
The 2020 release features an all-new, one-year-only design struck in a full ounce of highly pure 99.9% silver. It depicts Chiwoo Cheonwang, South Korea’s legendary God of War advancing through a mountain pass towards a mysterious gate. Armed with his sword and shield, the legendary warrior can see the gate beckoning as it is locked by only an ill-fitting chain. The detail is amazing! On Cheonwang’s shield is the image of Dokkaebi, a supernatural goblin that, despite its grotesque appearance, is a symbol of good luck. The same design of Dokkaebi is repeated on the medal’s obverse.
Chiwoo Cheonwang upon whose life these designs are based on, is the symbol of victory in Korean history and folklore. In battle, he wore a demonic mask that obscured his face and terrified his enemies. Combined with his ability to cast magic spells and control the weather, Chiwoo Cheonwang fought a series of epic battles against China’s Yellow Emperor more than 4,500 years ago. Today his mask serves as the mascot for South Korea’s national soccer team, the Red Devils.
ear of Issue 2020 Country South Korea Composition Silver Purity 0.9990 Condition Uncirculated, Gem BU Grade BU Coin Weight 31.101 Grams - g Weight 1 Ounce - oz Dimensions 40mm