Special Chiwoo Cheonwang Releases – Exclusively at APMEX
In 2016, KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea, introduced the 1 oz Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang Medal, honoring this figure revered in Chinese and Korean cultures. The Silver medal saw immediate widespread appeal for its .999 fine Silver content, unique design and exceptionally detailed finish. After an equally successful 2017 1 oz Silver medal release, APMEX was pleased to discover two back-dated issues that were produced, with mintages of just 2,016 each, but never made available to the public.
These never-before-seen products, a 1 oz Proof Silver medal and a 1 oz Gold medal, are available exclusively at APMEX. Despite the Gold medal being listed as Brilliant Uncirculated, it features an exquisite Prooflike finish, similar to the 1 oz Proof Silver medal. The details and impeccable finish make the design pop and both will be considered true collector’s items.
Chiwoo Cheonwang was an extremely influential historical figure but many of his actions have been turned into mythological stories. He was a leader of the Nine Li tribe in ancient China and is recognized as one of the founding fathers of the first Korean state. Worshipped also as the God of War, it is said during his epic battles against the Yellow Emperor's forces, he breathed out a thick fog to obscure the sunlight and conjured storms. Despite these mythological feats, he is truly revered in both cultures and makes a perfect focal point for South Korea’s first-ever Silver bullion series.
In addition to these special 2016 issues, APMEX is offering exceptional sets fully showcasing the original Chiwoo Cheonwang design. Each set will include the 2016 1 oz Silver Medal, the 2016 1 oz Proof Silver Medal and the 2016 1 oz Gold Medal. All sets come in a custom presentation box with a beautiful certificate of authenticity. The beautiful designs, metal content and limited mintages make these medals ideal for investors and collectors alike.