The South Korean Tiger Gold Medal series didn’t follow traditional release patterns as the debut issue was not a bullion version of the design, but rather a proof option. The South Korean Tiger Gold Medals debuted in 2016 with three proof options that included 1 oz gold, 1/2 oz, and 1/4 oz options. Right now, 2016 1 oz Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medals are available to purchase online from JM Bullion with NGC certification.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic slab from the NGC!
- 1st year of issue for the Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medals!
- Limited availability of certified medals!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Issued a PF69 certification by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Features a UCAM label.
- On the obverse is an image of the Siberian tiger, a species once found on the Korean peninsula.
- The reverse depicts the Korean peninsula using the letters of the Korean alphabet, otherwise known as Hangul.
Each 2016 1 oz Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medal in this product listing is packaged inside of a protective plastic slab by the NGC to ensure the continued quality of its PF69 grade. Medals in this condition are considered near-perfect and exhibit full, original mint luster with no more than two minor detracting flaws. Examples of acceptable flaws at this grade level include only minuscule contact marks or hairlines found outside the primary focal fields.
The included UCAM label in the slab stands for ultra-cameo and refers to the beautiful visual finish of the coin. Proof specimens with a UCAM label display strong, frosted design elements with deeply-mirrored, clear background fields.
South Korean Tiger bullion medals debuted in 2016 with a proof gold option and gained a bullion uncirculated version in 2017 with the same three weights as these Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medals. The 2018 release schedule featured a bullion version of the South Korean Tiger Medal in silver as well.
On the obverse of 2016 1 oz Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medals is the image of a tiger’s face staring at the viewer. The beast appears docile and calm with a blank background field behind it and jungle foliage within the outer design rim’s background.
The reverse side of all 2016 Proof South Korean Tiger Gold Medals includes the stylized depiction of the Korean peninsula. There is no delineation between North and South Korea visible. Instead, a unified peninsula is depicted using the letters of Hangul, the Korean alphabet.
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