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Why add this limited mintage 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South Four Guardians Vault Protector 5 oz. Silver GEM Proof Medal to your collection of precious metals?
The fourth and final release of the Vault Protector proof medal series dedicated to the mythical Four Guardians honors the Vermilion Bird, the symbol for the color red, and the sentinel of the element of fire, the season of summer and the southern direction of the compass. The Four Guardians are Chinese constellations, chosen for their north, south, east and westerly positions along the ecliptic (the plane of the earth's orbit around the sun). This 2021 dated proof medal features a square hole at the center, modelled after the distinct shape of an ancient Chinese cash coin. Vault protectors, like this medal, were large, heavy versions of the cash coin, which were believed to ward off evil and welcome good luck, when suspended with a red silk cord.
Dramatic Representation of the Vermilion Bird
Obverse: A beautiful view of the Great Wall of China is featured on the obverse, as it meanders along the peaks of China's mountainous landscape, and around the medal's square hole. Inscribed "5 OZ AG .999" and "2021."
Reverse: A gorgeous high relief rendition of the Vermilion Bird is depicted on the reverse, sweeping its magnificent plumage around the square opening. The inscription "VERMILION BIRD OF THE SOUTH - SUMMER" curves beneath a stylized compass rose and an auspicious cloud pattern below. The impressive design is the work of acclaimed artist Song Fei, the Shenzhen Mint coin designer who is responsible for the imagery for the entire Four Guardians Vault Protector series, along with the design of the 2017 Panda bi-metal coin.
Gorgeous GEM Proof Silver Medal
This 2021 China Vermilion Bird of the South Four Guardians Vault Protector 5 oz. Silver Proof Medal is offered by ModernCoinMart in stunning GEM Proof condition, featuring a superior quality strike, virtually perfect surfaces and outstanding eye appeal. The ungraded medal is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a story card, and a charming booklet detailing the legends and cultural significance of the Four Guardians, each in bilingual format (Mandarin and English).
This very low mintage Four Guardians 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South 5 oz. Silver GEM Proof Vault Protector Medal belongs in your collection of precious metal treasures today!
This 2021 China Vault Protector Vermilion Bird of the South 5 oz Silver Proof Medal GEM Proof is proudly minted by the New Century Mint.
|Year of Issue:||2021|
|Mint:||New Century Mint|
|Display Weight:||5 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||155.517 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||5 oz|
|Obverse Design:||Great Wall of China|
|Reverse Design:||Vermillion Bird of the South|