Korea 2010 UNESCO World Heritage "Jongmyo Shrine" Silver Proof Coin
This coin is the first of a series of UNESCO World Heritage Coins. Jongmyo Shrine is the sanctuary of the Joseon Dynasty where the spirit tablets of the late kings and queens are enshrined. In acknowledgement of the importance of preserving its value as one of the world's monumental buildings with a unique style of architecture, Jongmyo Shrine was registered on the UNESCO World Hertiage List in 1995. Jeongjeon, the main hall of the Jongmyo Shrine, is shown on the obverse of the coin, while the reverse describes a scene from the Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine.