July, 2020

Korean Tiger bullion series returns with a third silver annual design and a new theme

By |2020-07-07T21:27:30+01:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Bullion Round, Nature, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Along with Chiwoo Cheonwang, Taekwondo and Zi:Sin, KOMSCO's Korean Tiger bullion round mark an interesting peek into this Asian economic powerhouse, one that has only recently garnered increased interest in the numismatic world. The Tiger series has been the least Korea-focused of the selection, but from this year, that changes. The 2020 Korean Tiger round moves away from giving the spotlight to the animal, and incorporates it into a more specifically nationalistic theme. Each [...]

Germania Mint adds Germania Beasts to it’s range and kicks off with the treasure hoarding dragon, Fafnir

By |2020-07-03T16:09:47+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion Round, Coloured, Gilded, Silver, Germania Mint|

It was less than two years ago that the fledgling Germania Mint burst onto the scene with its pretty Germania bullion round, and it wasn't long after they moved into the numismatic realm with some fine proof and plated coins. Part of the Kurowski Group, they've developed an impressive talent for high quality gilding, colour and plating with various metals. Much of that expertise is on show with the Germania range.The latest addition is also [...]

June, 2020

A gold Rattus, the fourth of the Zi:Sin 12 Guardians, Korea’s lunars, lands to join the silver bullion version

By |2020-06-12T20:14:55+01:00June 12th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

After a look at the latest in the hit Chiwoo Cheonwang series of bullion rounds just yesterday, we move on to the other major series from Korean mint, KOMSCO. Zi:SIn is a beautifully realised and very loose interpretation of the lunar calendar, using the fable Twelve Guardians in place of the usual animals. Launching in 2017 with Gallus (Rooster), and followed up by Canis (Dog) and Scrofa (Pig), the 2020 issue features Rattus (Rat). These [...]

Hit Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang series is back fcr 2020 with a fifth issue in silver and gold

By |2020-06-12T11:36:40+01:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang is back. The hit KOMSCO bullion medallion series returns for the fifth time with a new design - one sure to please collectors of this series. Depicting a fabled God of War from the regions ancient mythology of the third millennium BCE, Chiwoo (or Chiyou) remains a popular cultural figure on the Korean Peninsula to this day. The bullion medallion is eagerly awaited, and not just within the borders of Korea, but [...]

November, 2019

Germania Mint unveils the second annual issue in its flagship Germania bullion coin range

By |2019-11-19T21:42:54+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Gold, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania Mint unveils the second annual issue in its flagship Germania bullion coin range It was just a year ago that the fledgling Germania Mint issued its first bullion round and they did so with a design neatly competing with the genre filled with designs showcasing national personifications. For those unfamiliar with the term, it's comprised of a human figure, often female, that represents the core national identity of [...]

July, 2019

Murderous Moggies weekend: Korean Tiger series enjoys its second 1oz silver release with a roaring design

By |2019-07-19T01:11:27+01:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Bullion Round, Nature, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Murderous Moggies weekend: Korean Tiger series enjoys its second 1oz silver release with a roaring design One of the hottest bullion series around at the moment, KOMSCO's Chiwoo Cheonwang, and Zi:Sin series have been attracting collectors with their excellent designs and rare subjects. For us though, it's the Korean Tiger series that we like the most. Only two designs old in silver, the coins have exhibited artistry [...]

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release

By |2019-07-11T01:13:19+01:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Culture, History, Bullion Round, Silver, Germania Mint|

Germania is back and alongside Britannia for the first Allegories silver bullion release New to numismatics last year, the Germania Mint tapped into the long association between coins and national personifications with a new design rooted in the Teutonic world. The female figure has long been the go-to for national identity, right the way back to Athena for the biggest city-state in Greece, and countries today are [...]

May, 2019

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea’s legendary past

By |2019-05-15T20:36:38+01:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Chiwoo Cheonwang bullion coin is back with a fourth delve into Korea's legendary past We don't see much in the way of precious metal commemorative coins from Korea, so the appearance in 2016 of a new silver bullion medal called the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series created quite a bit of interest. Depicting a God of War from the regions ancient mythology, this pretty coin from the Korean Mint [...]

April, 2019

Perth Mint’s Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design

By |2019-04-04T15:58:18+01:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Bullion Round, Australia, Gold, Nature, Silver, Perth Mint|

Perth Mint's Bird of Paradise gold and silver bullion coin returns for 2019 with a new design One of our favourite limited run bullion coins of 2018, the Perth Mint's first Bird of Paradise coin joined a growing selection of nature-themed issues emanating from this Western Australian producer. We're big fans of this push to a more interesting, lower mintage increase in selection after many years of [...]

June, 2018

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant

By |2018-06-05T23:00:26+01:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: History, News Nuggets, Bullion Round, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Last years hit Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round launches in a half-ounce variant 2018 CHIWOO CHEONWANG South Korea has been little known in the modern numismatic market, but that changed in 2016 when KOMSCO, the Korean Mint, launched the first Chiwoo Cheonwang silver bullion round. Another one-ounce addition was issued in 2017 and there's recently been a third design released. KOMSCO have now revisited the 2017 medal [...]

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