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2016 South Korea 2-Coin Silver UNESCO World Heritage Sites Set

2016 South Korea 2-Coin Silver UNESCO World Heritage Sites Set

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Issued by the Bank of Korea, this beautiful 2-coin is part of the Korean Cultural Heritage site series. The two coins commemorate the the Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty.
During the first millennium BCE, when the Megalithic Culture was prominent on the Korean Peninsula, dolmens were used as grave markers and for ritual purposes. The Gochang, Hwasun and Ganghwa Dolmen Sites are the location of hundreds of stone dolmen, approximately more than 40% of the world's dolmen.

The Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are scattered in over 18 locations across South Korea and feature 40 tombs of members of the Korean Joseon Dynasty. The Kingdom of Joseon was founded by Yi Seonggye in the aftermath of the overthrow of Goryeo in what is today the city of Kaesong. The dynasty lasted for over 5 centuries from 1392 - 1910. The tombs were built to honor and respect the ancestors and their achievements. In 2009 the have been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Coin Highlights:
  • Contains two .6752 oz .999 fine Silver coins.
  • Comes with a box and a certificate of authenticity issued by the Bank of Korea.
  • Only 13,000 sets available celebrating two of Korea's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Obverses: Panoramic view of a group of dolmens in Jukrim-ri, Gochang and a dolmen in Bugeun-ri, Ganghwa. The other coin shows a panoramic view of the Geonwolleung Tomb of Yi Seonggye, the founder of the Joseon Dynasty, and the surrounding stone figures, such as a stone scholar and sheep
  • Reverses: Shows the Gamtaebawi Quarry and excavated relics in Daesin-ri, Hwasun. The other coin shows the floor plan a royal tomb depicted in the Joseon Dynasty Uigwe (a collection of documents related to the royal protocols of the Joseon Dynasty).


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