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Why purchase this flawless First Day of Issue 3-piece Proof Set of 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Medals?
The ancient Chinese Vault Protector style coin was minted with a distinctive square hole at the center, for the purpose of hanging as a ward against evil. The Four Guardians series pairs the mystique of the vault protector with Chinese mythology, honoring the creatures of legend that guard the seasons and cardinal directions. This 2021 dated proof medal set, representing the fourth and final release of the Four Guardians series, celebrates the Vermilion Bird (Zhuque in Chinese culture), protector of the south, the season of summer, the color red and the element of fire.
Enchanting Vermilion Bird Design by Artist Song Fei
Obverse: The obverse showcases the architectural marvel, the Great Wall of China, as it journeys across the nation's sloping landscape, while partially framing the medal's square hole. Above, each medal is inscribed with its weight, content and purity, with the date of issue "2021," located in the foliage at left.
Reverse: A beautiful, high relief rendition of the mythic Vermilion Bird adorns the reverse, with its body and long, curling tail feathers strategically placed around the square opening at the center. An intricate compass rose encircled by auspicious clouds, and the inscription "VERMILION BIRD OF THE SOUTH - SUMMER" are located below. Currently a designer for China's Shenzhen Mint, Song Fei is also credited with the entirety of the Four Guardians series' releases, as well as the design of the 2017 Panda bi-metal coin.
Magnificently Minted Proof 70 Ultra Cameo Set
The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) received this 3-piece 2021 China Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Proof Medal Set for grading and qualified for the coveted First Day of Issue attribution. The medals were examined individually, each earning the NGC's highest grade of Proof 70 Ultra Cameo (UC) for its perfect strike, pristine surfaces, and astounding amount of contrast between finishes. The medals are each encapsulated in a NGC holder with a charming certification label created especially for the series, graced with the signature of designer Song Fei. The graded set is housed in a beautiful wood presentation case with a colorful Four Guardians series booklet, a story card and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity for each medal.
Don't hesitate to add this perfectly graded, low mintage 3-Piece 2021 Vermilion Bird of the South Vault Protector Proof Medal Set to your collection today!
This 3-Piece Set - 2021 China Vault Protector Vermilion Bird of the South Gold + 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|
|Composition:||Gold + Silver|
|Obverse Design:||Great Wall of China|
|Reverse Design:||Vermillion Bird of the South|