Scrofa is the third of the 12 Guardians to feature in the Zi:Sin Series. Scrofa is associated with the Year of the Pig from the Chinese lunar calendar. Her specific role in the armies of God is to guard the Salt Lake. This is the location where the mortal and immortal worlds connect. She is stationed here to guard against the intrusion of evil from the immortal world and serve as an early warning when trouble arises.
On the reverse of 2019 1/2 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Scrofa Gold Medals is the image of Scrofa standing along the banks of the Salt Lake. She has an unassuming stance with her sword drawn, but down at her side as she scans the area for danger. One of Scrofa’s many powers is the ability to see danger coming over great distances.
The obverse of 2019 South Korean Zi:Sin Scrofa Gold Medals includes the design of Do ggae bi on the shield of Chiwoo Cheonwang. Chiwoo used this effigy on his shield to strike fear in his opponents on the field of battle. Koreans once hung an effigy of Do ggae bi from the roofing tiles of their homes to ward off evil spirits.
KOMSCO is the official mint of the Republic of Korea. In recent years, the South Korean mint has increased its programs to includes the Chiwoo Cheonwang Collection, these Zi:Sin Series specimens, and the Korean Tiger medals.
The Zi:Sin Series from KOMSCO is the Republic of Korea’s answer to lunar-themed bullion coin designs. The increasingly popular gold bullion collection looks at the lunar calendar in a different way, presenting the 12 Guardians of Korean lore who are responsible for leading God’s armies into battle against the forces of evil.