2016 Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold and Silver Sets - The thrilling Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold and Silver series from South Korea is making waves in the coin community. In 2016, this 1 oz Silver medal led off the first South Korean Silver bullion series and also marked the introduction of a new measurement of value for South Korea, called a “CLAY.” To celebrate the success of that release, APMEX is pleased to offer the APMEXclusive® 1 oz Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang medal along with a 1 oz Proof Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang medal.
You may not recognize the name Chiwoo Cheonwang but he was an influential figure in Chinese and Korean history circa 2600 B.C. Many of his deeds have been transformed over the years into mythological stories of power and magic. We know the real Chiwoo Cheonwang was a tribal leader of the Nine Li tribe in ancient China and his strong leadership led to him being worshiped as the God of War, honored as one of the three legendary founding fathers of China. Of course, it is unlikely that Chiwoo had four eyes, six arms and horns, or that he could breathe fog to obscure the battlefield and summon great storms at his will. Nonetheless, Silver Chiwoo medals celebrate this fascinating historical figure.
To view 2016 Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold and Silver Sets, click on the image representing the Chiwoo sets of your interest: