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Why add this 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South 5 oz. Silver Vault Protector Medal to your collection of precious metal treasures?
The Four Guardians series is an homage to the creatures of Chinese mythology that serve as protectors of the elements, cardinal directions and seasons. To emphasize the protective theme of the series, the medals are minted in the ancient "Vault Protector" style, with a square hole at the center. Vault protectors were traditionally suspended from a red silk cord, and believed to hold the power to deter evil and disaster. The fourth and final release of the Four Guardians series is dedicated to the Vermilion Bird, the sentinel of the south, the summer season and the element of fire. As a creature with the legendary ability to be reborn in fire, the Vermilion Bird is credited with the growth of trees in the summer.
Beautifully Rendered Vermilion Bird Imagery
Obverse: The obverse is dominated by the impressive stonework of the Great Wall of China, as it dramatically curves through foliage and around the medal's square hole. Inscriptions include "5 OZ AG .999" and "2021."
Reverse: A Vermilion Bird is depicted on the reverse, in a breathtaking high relief image which showcases the creature's gorgeously detailed, long feathered tail. A stylized compass rose enveloped a cluster of auspicious clouds appears below, beside the inscription "VERMILION BIRD OF THE SOUTH - SUMMER." Imagery for each release of the Four Guardians series is credited to award-winning Chinese coin artist Song Fei, designer of the 2017 Panda bi-metal coin.
Magnificent Proof 70 Ultra Cameo Condition
This 2021 Chinese Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector 5 oz. Silver Proof Medal was submitted to the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) for review and earned the First Day of Issue designation. Featuring a perfect strike, flawless surfaces and an exceptional degree of contrast between its frosted and mirrored finishes, the medal was awarded the perfect grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC). The medal is sonically sealed in a NGC protective holder with a designer signed First Day of Issue, Four Guardians themed certification label. The graded medal is presented in handsomely crafted wood display case, accompanied by a Mint issued numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a story card and an informational booklet about the Four Guardians series.
This low mintage First Day of Issue 2021 5 oz. Silver Proof Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Medal will be a cherished addition to your collection!
This 2021 China Vault Protector Vermilion Bird of the South 5 oz Silver 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:||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|