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North Korean Horse gold coin

Tavex is pleased to present one of the worlds's rarest coins, North Korean Horse 2015 gold coin. The coin is a true masterpiece of gold with exceptionally brilliant surfaces. Modern proof coins are minted in the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the "Fu Qiang" National Mint. The obverse of the coin portrays the coat of arms of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The reverse of the coin depicts a horse running on the meadow. This exclusive gold coin has the face value of 200 won and is crafted in 99.9% pure gold, the coin weights 31 grams (0.99667 ounce).

Reportedly the mintage of North Korean gold coins is very limited, usually around 500 pieces. Consequently, any collector who is keen on adding some extremely rare gold coins to his collection should seriously consider this beautiful North Korean coin. Tavex offers North Korean gold coins with several different reverse designs: Horse, Accipiter Gentilis, Bald Eagle, Grus Japonensis, and Strix Aluco. All the coins are obtained from Europe and are from the period before economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea were imposed.

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  • North Korean Horse gold coin is extremely rare. Tavex is exclusively offering a very small amount of these extraordinary coins.
  • North Korean Horse gold coin is made of 24 karat pure gold. A combination of high gold purity and artistic design gives the Horse gold coin a highly lustrous gold colour. 
  • North Korean Horse gold coin is a true masterpiece in gold. The coin is minted in an exceptionally high quality, presenting truly the majestic and muscular figure of the horse.
  • North Korean Horse gold coin is suitable for collectors. This excuisite gold coin makes a perfect complement to every coin collection.

The Horse

In various horse stories from around the world, horses symbolize fertility, prosperity and the mysterious. Horses have very special place in Asian culture. One of the reasons for depicting a horse on the gold coin is that a Chollima (also Qianlima or Senrima, literally "thousand-mile horse") is a mythical winged horse that originates from the Chinese classics and is commonly portrayed in East Asian cultures. This winged horse is said to be too swift and elegant to be mounted (by any mortal man). 

Chollima is an important symbol in North Korea. It gave its name to the Chollima Movement, which promoted fast economic development, similar to that of the Chinese Great Leap Forward and the Soviet Stakhanovite movement. After the Korean War, the country required rebuilding to function again. In order to expedite the construction, President devised the slogan "rush as the speed of Chollima". Several statues are found of this creature in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The Chollima Statue symbolizes "heroism, the constant, fighting spirit of the Korean people, and the innovations and advance so quickly, at the speed of the Chollima".

The Horse is also one of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. There is a long tradition of the horse in Chinese mythology. Certain characteristics of the Horse nature are supposed to be typical of or to be associated with either a year of the Horse and its events, or in regard to the personality of someone born in such a year.

Face value descriptionFinenessGold weight in gramsProduct weight in gramsGold weight in Troy ouncesManufacturer country
200 North Korean Won99931310.99667North Korea

The obverse portrays the national emblem of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution, and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a ribbon bearing the inscription "The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea". The coat of arms is surrounded by the text '조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 중앙 은행' which means the Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gold content 999, weight 31 g, face value 200 won (원) and year of the mintage.

The reverse depicts the powerful figure of a horse running in the meadow. Below the image is the text HORSE.

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

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