Modern Koreans know Chiwoo Cheonwang as the mascot of the Red Devils, the rabid fan base supporting the Republic of Koreas national soccer team. People believe his powers helped propel the team to a semifinal appearance at World Cup 2002 in South Korea/Japan. In ancient Korean mythology though, Chiwoo is said to have been the 14th head of the state of Shinshi, the first of Koreas ancient states.
On the reverse side of the 2017 1/2 oz South Korean Silver Chiwoo Cheonwang is the new design of Chiwoo for 2017. This figure of Chiwoo is shown in full battle armor and riding upon his warhorse. Chiwoo was a feared battlefield general and wore a devilish mask in battle to terrify enemy forces.
The obverse face of 2017 South Korean Silver Chiwoo Cheonwangs uses a common design each year. The figure here is known as Dokkaebi, a supernatural being credited with powers of warding off evil spirits. The history behind this figure dates to the 7th-century dynasty known as the Silla Dynasty and was used as a roof tile.
The 2017 South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang 1/2oz is the first time this coin has been minted in the 1/2oz version and is limited to a mintage of 10,000 worldwide.
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