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Why purchase this exceptionally graded First Day of Issue 2021 Black Warrior of the North Vault Protector 1 oz. Gold Proof Medal?
This Vault Protector style proof medal commemorating the Black Warrior of the North is the third release of the Four Guardians series. Imagery for the series is derived from the mythological creatures that guard the cardinal directions and seasons in Chinese culture. The Black Warrior, or Xuan Wu, is a black tortoise entwined with a snake, which serves as sentry for the northern direction and the season of winter. Vault Protectors were minted with a square hole, allowing the medal to be hung from a red ribbon as a charm against evil.
Beautifully Detailed Black Warrior Imagery
Obverse: A segment of the Great Wall dramatically cuts through China's mountainous landscape on the obverse, beside the date of issue "2021." The inscription "1 OZ AU .999" curves above.
Reverse: A representation of the Black Warrior, an amazingly detailed dragon-headed black tortoise with a serpent coiled around its form, is illustrated on the reverse. An array of auspicious clouds and a stylized compass rose appear above, with the inscription "XUAN WU OF THE NORTH - WINTER" curving along the left edge of the design. The mythical image is credited to acclaimed Shenzhen Mint coin designer Song Fei.
Flawless First Day of Issue Proof 70
This 2021 Chinese Black Warrior of the North Vault Protector 1 oz. Gold Proof Medal was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review qualifying for the First Day of Issues designation and deemed worthy of NGC's highest grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The impeccably struck medal is presented in a sonically sealed protective NGC holder, with a First Day of Issue certification label graced with the authentic signature of designer Song Fei. The graded medal will be packaged in a stylish black drawstring pouch, along with a numbered Authenticity Certificate, a story card and a booklet detailing the Four Guardians story.
This extremely low mintage, perfectly graded First Day of Issue 2021 1 oz. Gold Proof Black Warrior of the North Vault Protector Medal belongs in your collection now!
This 2021 Black Warrior of the North Vault Protector 1 oz Gold Proof Medal Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI Song Fei Signature Label is proudly minted by the New Century Mint.
|Year of Issue:||2021|
|Mint:||New Century Mint|
|Release Type:||First Day of Issue|
|Variety:||Scarce and Unique Coin Division|
|Label/Signature:||Song Fei Signature Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Great Wall of China|
|Reverse Design:||Black Warrior of the North / Compass Rose|