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Why purchase this perfectly graded First Day of Issue 1 oz. Gold Proof 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Medal?
This gorgeous Vault Protector style proof medal, struck in honor of the legendary Vermilion Bird of the South, is the fourth and final release of the Four Guardians series. Inspiration for the series is borrowed from the ancient Chinese mythology of the Four Guardians, or Four Auspicious Beasts, which are revered as sentries of the elements, seasons and cardinal directions. Reborn from the element of fire, the Vermilion Bird is a creature comprised of the characteristics of a chicken, swallow, snake and fish, which serves as the guardian of the south, summer and fire. Vault Protectors were minted with a centrally located square hole, allowing the medal to be hung from a red silk ribbon as a charm against evil.
Stunning Interpretation of the Vermilion Bird
Obverse: A segment of the Great Wall of China dramatically sweeps past the medal's square hole on the obverse, beside the date of issue "2021." The inscription "1 OZ AU .999" curves above.
Reverse: An exciting high relief representation of the Vermilion Bird is illustrated on the reverse, with its fantastically detailed plumage curling around the central hole. A trailing mist of auspicious clouds and a stylized compass rose are positioned below, along with the inscription "VERMILION BIRD OF THE SOUTH - SUMMER." The imagery is credited to coin designer Song Fei, who is also the artist behind the three previously released Four Guardians designs, and the 2017 Panda bi-metal coin.
Pristine Ultra Cameo Proof 70 Condition
This 2021 Chinese Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector 1 oz. Gold Proof Medal was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review qualifying for the First Day of Issue designation, and deemed to be in pristine Proof 70 condition. The medal was additionally awarded the Ultra Cameo (UC) designation, which describes the breathtaking amount of contrast between the frosted and mirrored surfaces of the medal. The flawless medal is presented in a sonically sealed protective NGC holder, with a specially designed, Four Guardians themed First Day of Issue certification label adorned with the authentic signature of designer Song Fei. The graded medal will be packaged in a stylish wood display case, along with a numbered Authenticity Certificate, a story card and a booklet summarizing the legend of the Four Guardians.
This perfectly graded, extremely low mintage First Day of Issue 2021 1 oz. Gold Proof Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Medal belongs in your collection now!
This 2021 China Vault Protector Vermilion Bird of the South 1 oz Gold Proof Medal Scarce and Unique Coin Division NGC PF70 UC FDI Exclusive Song Fei Signed 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:||Exclusive Song Fei Signed Label|
|Display Weight:||1 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||31.1035 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||1 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Great Wall of China|
|Reverse Design:||Vermillion Bird of the South|