BOLD Set: South Korea 2018 – 3 Coin Collector Set
BOLD has made it easy to buy coins that are thematically grouped into sets. BOLD Collector Sets feature single coins while BOLD Stacker Sets include tubes of each coin in the set. BOLD Sets are also a great gift option for that special coin collector in your life. Check back often as we add new sets regularly This BOLD Set: South Korea 2018 – 3 Coin Collector Set is a stunning example!
This BOLD Collector Set contains one each of these three amazing 2018 releases from South Korea.
- 2018 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin – Canis
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.
Some consider their powers to be mythical and their battle only metaphorical, but these 12 commanders know better! In a similar way that the twelve animals of the lunar calendar have specific traits by which they exercise influence, so each of the 12 Guardians derive their powers from the same. For example, in the current 12-year cycle, 2018 is the year of the dog. Exerting keen leadership, and fierce loyalty Canis stands his ground as leader of the 12 in this never-ending battle to protect and defend mankind as god’s commanders.
Canis – Year of the Dog
In honor of this timeless story the Republic of Korea and KOMSCO are pleased to release the second medallion in their latest bullion series, 2018 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin – Canis. True to the distinction the story deserves, each annual release will unveil a spectacular design depicting the Guardian representing that lunar year. Canis stands front and center defending the Year of the Dog, 2018.
The reverse of the 2018 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin – Canis medallion is incredible in its display of the fierce power Canis wields. In the finest of detail, this active battle scene brings keen focus on the canine aspect of this commander. His primary weapon is the massive arm-guard and claw on his right arm. Engraved upon the guard is the frightening image of “Do ggae bi.” From this extends long, terrible canine claws that are able to rip even a demon to shreds. His body armor is intricately detailed, and designed not only to protect during battle, but also to provoke fear in his enemy.
As with each of the 12 Guardians, Canis wears the helmet fashioned to represent the animal from which his power is drawn. You can clearly see the canine features of this head-gear, yet his face is also openly displayed. This is so his enemy can see the fierceness of his expression as he prepares to shred him. The thick fur of his collar also adds to his canine appearance. His boots are fashioned as dogs’ paws, with extended claws exposed. An amazing full cloak and ribbon flow behind Canis in the strong breeze.
The overall design displays the moment before the full engagement of the battle, down the smallest detail. This 2018 1 oz Silver Zi:Sin – Canis medallion is a truly remarkable collector piece that should be prominently displayed. We are anxious to see each of the remaining 10 medallions released over the coming years. You don’t want to miss out on this series!
- 2018 Silver 1 oz Chiwoo Cheonwang Medallion
This 2018 Silver 1 oz Chiwoo Cheonwang medallion is a stunning addition to the on-going bullion series. Chiwoo Cheonwang was introduced in 2016 as the first silver bullion produced by the South Korean State Mint. That inaugural release took the world by storm, as it was universally praised for its striking design and stunning production quality.
The obverse of this 2018 release, though common to 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.
The reverse is incredible in its finely detailed depiction of Chiwoo Cheonwang, astride a warhorse, in the fierce throes of battle. The scene is displayed from the vantage of Chiwoo’s adversary as the battle unfolds. The steed’s mane is tossed wildly as Chiwoo presses him ever forward. Chiwoo’s face is set like flint upon his enemy. His piercing eyes have found the mark, which his massive sword will most surely be plunged without mercy.
He is arrayed in intricately detailed battle armor protecting his shoulders, chest and thighs. The designs depicted on the armor also reference those of the period. His helmet has two sharp horns attached, which reference further mythological aspects associated with Chiwoo. His large cloak flows behind him, adding to the intense action depicted in the scene. Chiwoo Cheonwang is renowned as the God of War, and this amazing detailed design certainly displays his fierce, powerful presence!
- 2018 Silver 1 oz South Korean Tiger
The Republic of Korea and KOMSCO are pleased to announce that the Korean Tiger medallion series is now available in stunning .999 fine silver bullion. The gold series was introduced with great public acclaim in 2016. Now, with the companion offering of silver bullion, the stunning Korean Tiger series becomes accessible to silver collectors and investors. This inaugural 2018 Silver 1 oz South Korean Tiger is likely to become even more popular than the on-going gold series. We would expect that both silver and gold collectors will scramble to add them to their pristine collections!
The Korean Tiger bullion medallion series features a different tiger with each annual release. Korea is well known for its diverse species of Asian tigers. Undoubtedly fierce, and dangerous in the wild, they are nonetheless, beautifully magnificent creatures. This 2018 Silver 1 oz South Korean Tiger features a handsomely detailed Siberian Tiger, on the prowl passing through a stand of bamboo.
The scene displays a full-body image of the tiger pacing forward. His head is turned to his right, his jaws open in a low growl, exposing his fangs. His eyes are focused on something just outside of our view, likely his intended prey. His massive paws and sleek muscular strength is boldly portrayed. This is a truly striking design, worthy of your growing collection!
The reverse displays a remarkable design, using characters from the Korean alphabet to form the shape of the Korean Peninsula. The larger letters spell the country’s official name. The overall stylistic effect is stunning! An attractive narrow band encircles the rim, which displays a pattern of the tiger’s stripes.