1 oz 2018 Chiwoo Cheonwang
Chiwoo Cheonwang, also known as “Jaoji Hwanung” is a legendary warrior from mythical times. He is the 14th successor of ancient Baedal who became “Cheonwang” (Heavenly King). He built weapons of various kinds and controlled weather during battle. The numerous victories won him the mythical title of 「God of war」 and his legacy continues to have an immense impact for generations. Chiwoo was also the mascot of the Red Devils, the supporter’s group of the Korean national soccer team that advanced with the team to semifinals during 2002 World cup.
The main theme of the obverse depicts Gwi-myeon-wa (Yong-meon-wa), a roof tile from Silla Dynasty that features a face of “Do ggae bi”, a supernatural creature that protects people from evil spirits.
The reverse design displays an impactful image of Chiwoo wielding sword atop his mighty warhorse in a battlefield. Also it is the last moment for an opponent’s viewpoint before being dispatched by the fearsome Chiwoo.
The Chiwoo Cheonwang Series is composed of images that represent a timeline of time-honored stories about this legendary warrior. The first release of Chiwoo in 2016 presented Chiwoo holding a spear and shield in full array on horseback before going to battlefield. The third release of Chiwoo this year displays Chiwoo charging toward the enemy position.