The tiger is a very important animal in Korean culture. The foundation mythology of Korea has strong references to the tiger and it also appears in folklore, art, and sculpture works. In fact, the tiger was the mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympics hosted in Seoul, South Korea. Right now, 2018 1/4 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medals are available to purchase online from Wallace Precious Metals.
- Arrives inside of a protective capsule and KOMSCO display box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 3rd issue of South Korean Tiger Gold Medals!
- Limited mintage of only 4,036 medals!
- Contains 1/4 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- The obverse depicts a Korean tiger stalking its prey amidst the bamboo.
- On the reverse is an artistic rendition of the Korean peninsula.
Each 2018 1/4 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medal is available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Unlike other gold bullion issues, KOMSCO uses special packaging for its South Korean Gold Tiger medals. Each one is housed inside of a protective plastic capsule that rests inside of a KOMSCO display box. The medals also come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The tiger is vital to the history and culture of Korea. Not only is it found in various references to Korean foundation mythology, but it is also viewed as a guardian that can drive away evil spirits. As a sacred creature, it is believed to bring good luck and serves as a symbol of courage and absolute power.
On the obverse of 2018 1/4 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medals is the image of a massive tiger stalking its prey along a row of bamboo. The Korean tiger is a local name for what is really the Siberian tiger. Once the largest species of tiger, a title currently held by the Bengal species, the Siberian tiger had a historic range that included much of Eastern Russia, China, Mongolia, and the entirety of the Korean peninsula.
The average Siberian tiger today weights between 397 lbs and 675 lbs for males, with females weighing anywhere from 220 lbs to 368 lbs. The last Korean tiger was spotted on the peninsula near Mount Daeduk in 1922 and was believed to have been killed by a hunter.
For the reverse side of the 2018 South Korean Tiger Gold Medal, the Korean peninsula is united in an artistic design that brings together the letters of the Korean alphabet to create the outline of the peninsula.
If you have any questions about these gold medals, please contact Wallace Precious Metals. Our customer service team is available at 212-391-2211, online using our live chat, and via our email address.
|Mint Mark||Not Shown|
|Issuing Country||Republic of Korea|
|Series||South Korean Medals|
|Weight||1/4 Troy Ounce|
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