Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medals
|1 - 24||$34.42|
|25 - 99||$33.82|
|100 - 249||$33.12|
|1 - 24||$35.42|
|25 - 99||$34.82|
|100 - 249||$34.12|
South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Metals
The South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang silver medals are a series of silver bullion coins produced by KOMSCO (Korea Minting, Security Printing and ID Card Operating Corporation), the official mint of South Korea. The Chiwoo Cheonwang series was introduced in 2016 and features designs inspired by Korean mythology and history.
Who is Chiwoo Cheonwang?
Chiwoo Cheonwang is a legendary figure from Korean and Chinese folklore who is considered the God of War. In Chinese he is referred to as Chiyou. Chiwoo Cheonwang is known for his bravery and leadership in battles. The design of the coins displays various depictions of Chiwoo Cheonwang, typically shown in full armor with weapons. The first four coins show him preparing to take his soldiers to battle, then it progresses to him riding a horse into batter, the latest coin shows him surveying the aftermath of the battle.
What is a Guimyeonwa?
One side of the coin depicts Guimyeonwa on a clay rooftop tile. Guimyeonwa is thought to ward off bad spirits and are often seen on Korean rooftops. A similar design is depicted on the silver Doggaebi Chiwoo Shield.
About the KOMSCO Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Metals
KOMSCO releases a new edition of the Chiwoo Cheonwang silver medal each year with a unique design. The coins are struck in .999 fine silver and are available in assorted sizes, including 1 ounce, 2 ounces, 10 ounces, and 1 kilogram. We sell silver 1 ounce, 10 ounce, and proof versions, including an option to add KOMSCO OGP booklets. The 2023 and 2022 versions had a limited mintage of 30,000.
The value of the coin may be influenced by rarity, quality, and the spot silver price. These coins are often sought after by both domestic and international collectors interested in Korean numismatics and bullion coins.
An interesting piece you may also want to add to your Korean collection include the South Korean 1/2 oz Silver Doggaebi Chiwoo Shield this item depicts the mythical Doggaebi used by Chiwoo Cheonwang. Doggaebi, Dokkaebi or Korean goblins, are mythical, supernatural creatures from Korean folklore often depicted as mischievous and playful but can also be powerful and unpredictable.
What Does Clay Mean when Associated with South Korean Metals?
You may come across the word “clay” when researching these types of coins. It is the counting word for counting South Korean .999 silver medals. Each coin has the words “1 CLAY” along one side of the of the coin. Clay does not represent a monetary value but simply a unit for counting.