2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin ‑ Scrofa
Sure, you know all about the Chinese Shengxiào calendar and the twelve-year celestial-cycle that influences those born during each specific year of the cycle. But, did you have any idea that there is a whole other side to this story?
Although each animal representing a year in the Shengxiào exerts a power that can influence for good or ill. That is only the side into which we humans have any insight. You are very likely to be completely taken off-guard to find out that there is an entire realm surrounding this cycle from which we have been shielded.
Twelve Guardians ‑ Zi-Sin
What is this story? Zi:Sin! The battle! This battle is real, and it is relentless. Twelve Guardians have been established to serve as god’s commanders to protect mankind. Each stand to defend from demonic attacks and ambushes that come from the twelve directions represented on lunar calendar-wheel. The individual commanders are empowered to stand against the specific evil forces that come from the direction they defend. To the Twelve Guardians, the earth is a battlefield and there is no rest.
Spectacular Series Design
The obverse of this 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin ‑ Scrofa, though common to the 12-medallion series, is anything but common! Displayed in exquisite detail is “Do ggae bi,” which should always be pronounced with an exclamation point! Do ggae bi (!) is a mythical figure from Korean lore that had the power to protect from evil spirits. The actual design used is from a roof tile dating from the Silla Dynasty. This kingdom ruled over south-eastern Korea during the very important Three Kingdoms period, extending from the 1st century BC to 7th century AD.
Inscriptions include “REPUBLIC OF KOREA” encircling the top rim, and “2019 FINE SILVER 999” at the left rim, with “1 CLAY” at the right. Below the image is a unique, latent image engraving, that very faintly displays, “999” in a small circle. “KOMSCO” is inscribed at the bottom rim.
Interestingly, the “1 Clay” is a new measurement developed by KOMSCO. It references 1 unit of 1 troy oz of the metal. The word clay is considered to be of the soil, out of which the metal was derived.
Scrofa ‑ Protector and Guide of the Sacred Salt-Lake
The Salt-Lake was created by the gods of sun, moon, and star as a divine passage connecting two worlds between mortals and immortals. It is an embodiment of people’s desperate hope, wish and unchanged faith for a peaceful world. In honor of this Guardian, a special silver medallion has been forged.
The reverse of this fine medallion depicts Scrofa’s beautiful, yet powerful image. She stands alone, arrayed in battle armor, alert to defend the sacred Salt-Lake. Her sword is ready, and her head bowed, drawing upon her keen five-senses to discern approaching evil. Prominently displayed at the waist of her body armor is the boar’s head. This represents the Year of the Pig in the Shengxiào calendar.
Scrofa stands upon the parched, cracked shore, with salt mounds piled in the background. At the horizon stands a mountain range with billowing clouds overhead. Inscribed at the upper-left rim is “ZI:SIN SCROFA.”
This 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin ‑ Scrofa medallion is a strikingly remarkable collector piece that should be prominently displayed among your most treasured pieces. We are anxious to see each of the remaining 9 medallions to be released over the coming years. You don’t want to miss out on this series!
- 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin ‑ Scrofa.
- Third annual release in the 12-medallion series.
- Extremely limited mintage of only 40,000.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine silver.
- Unique, latent-image technology anti-counterfeiting security feature.
- Obverse: Displays an image of the mythical creature, Do ggae bi, intricately detailed.
- Reverse: Features a strikingly beautiful depiction of Scrofa standing before the sacred Salt-Lake as its sole Protector and Guide. A single inscription displays “ZI:SIN SCROFA.”
- The medallion carries no face value, and is not legal tender.
- KOMSCO guarantees the weight and silver content.