2018 South Korea 1-oz Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang Medal BU

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Go to Battle with Korea’s Legendary God War


When South Korea released its inaugural Chiwoo Cheonwang series of silver bullion medals in 2016, it was met with worldwide acclaim. It was so popular that a year later its entire 30,000 mintage completely sold out. In 2018, South Korea released its third entry in the series – and this time with a higher mintage. But here’s the catch: Of the 45,000 pieces struck, 25,000 were reserved for the Korean market leaving just 20,000 for worldwide consumption!


It wouldn’t be going out on a limb to say this program was a resounding victory. But that should come as no surprise – the legendary warrior upon which its design is based is known as the symbol of victory in Korean history and folklore. In Korean mythology, Chiwoo Cheonwang is honored and worshiped as the “God of War.” In battle, he wore a demonic mask that obscured his face and terrified his enemies. Combined with his ability to cast magic spells and control the weather, Chiwoo Cheonwang fought a series of epic battles against China’s Yellow Emperor more than 4,500 years ago. Today his mask serves as the mascot for South Korea’s national soccer team, the Red Devils.


South Korea really upped its game on the design of this year’s one-ounce, 99.9% fine silver piece. While previous years showed Chiwoo Cheonwang in beautiful detail, they can’t compare to the exciting image on this year’s medal. Chiwoo Cheonwang is shown in vivid detail on the back of his warhorse, his battle sword extended in his right hand driving forward as if he’s going to slash an enemy lurking behind you. His battle helmet also for the first time reveals a portion of his face, a visage frozen in the frenzy of battle as he charges forward to victory.


To assure you’re victorious in obtaining one of these Brilliant Uncirculated beauties, add the 2018 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang One-Ounce Silver Medal to your cart today!


  • NEW DESIGN IN POPULAR ONGOING SERIES – This year’s design on the Chiwoo Cheonwang 1-oz Silver Medal shows the face of South Korea’s legendary warrior not obscured by a battle mask. The obverse shows the image of Dokkaebi, a supernatural goblin that, despite its grotesque appearance, is a symbol of good luck.


  • STRUCK IN PURE SILVER – The 2018 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang Silver Medal is struck in a troy ounce of 99.9% silver.


  • UNIQUE MONETARY DENOMINATION – Each 2018 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1-oz Silver Medal bears a denomination of 1 Clay. While not legal tender, this is a new concept of measurement value for South Korea’s bullion releases.


  • BEAUTIFUL GEM BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED CONDITION – Your 2018 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1-oz Silver Medal comes in beautiful Brilliant Uncirculated condition, which means that your coin is the product of a superb strike that places it firmly among the elite of the run!


  • UNIQUE SECURITY FEATURE – Each coin in this release also features a unique security features integrated into its design. Located on the coin’s obverse this lenticular feature will display either “AG” or “999” depending on the angle at which you view the coin.


  • STRICT LIMITED EDITION – Just 45,000 of these magnificent 2018 South Korea Chiwoo Cheonwang 1-oz Silver Medal were struck at KOMSCO, the official mint of South Korea. However, 25,000 were allocated for the Korean market, leaving just 20,000 for worldwide release.


With its limited mintage, new annual designs and silver purity, South Korea’s Chiwoo Cheonwang One-Ounce Silver Medal series is a runaway fit with both coin collectors and silver stackers. Get your 2018 Chiwoo Cheonwang One-Ounce Silver Medal today before they’re all gone!

Year of Issue 2018
Country South Korea
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9990
Condition Uncirculated
Coin Weight 31.1 Grams - g
Weight 1 Ounce - oz
Dimensions 40mm