2019 South Korean Silver ZI:SIN Scrofa Proof – 1 oz

1 oz .999 Silver Proof Edition of the third ZI:SIN lunar series release from South Korea. Only 1,000 mintage! Comes in a collectible display box and numberd COA.

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2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin Scrofa Proof

This stunning 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin Scrofa Proof edition follows the previous highly popular proof editions of Gallus and Canis. This release is produced with the finest of craftsmanship that we have come to expect from South Korea KOMSCO. With an extremely limited mintage of only 1,000 for worldwide distribution, you should act quickly.

Shengxiào

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 Proof, though it will be common to each of the Proof editions of the 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.

Setting itself apart from the BU edition, this stunning Proof is highlighted by brilliant rim-band, free of the frosted background texture. Inscriptions within the band 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 stars 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. Distinguishing this Proof edition, as with the obverse, is a brilliant rim-band, without the frosted background texture. At the horizon stands a mountain range, which stretches from rim to rim, interrupting the brilliant rim-band on either side. Overhead hang soft, billowing clouds. Inscribed within the rim-band, slightly offset to the upper-left is “ZI:SIN SCROFA.”

This 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin Scrofa Proof medallion is a strikingly remarkable collector piece that comes housed within a special display box with a certificate of authenticity. 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!

Highlights

  • 2019 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin Scrofa Proof.
  • Third proof edition to be released in the 12-medallion series.
  • Extremely limited mintage of only 1,000.
  • 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.
Product ID: 2655020195
Year Released: 2019
Origin: South Korea
Metal Composition: Silver
Face Weight: 1 troy oz
Standardized Weight: 1 oz
Purity: 0.999
First Strike: 1
Signature Series: 1
Denomination: Clay
Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 2.98 mm
Impaired: 1

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