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 [...]

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 [...]

May, 2020

Exclusive! South Korea issues ‘Bong-Hwang’, a striking new silver bullion round with latent technology

By |2020-05-13T00:45:21+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Medallion, Silver, KOMSCO, South Korea|

The Phoenix is a popular icon in Asian mythology, just as it is in Europe. The Western image of the fantastical bird rising from the ashes of its own corpse is a powerful symbol of rebirth - the growth of the new from the old. In Korea, the bird is known as Bonghwang 봉황, the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese fenghuang, and has a different meaning. In Asia, the Phoenix is often seen in partnership [...]

February, 2020

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fistbump

By |2020-02-07T18:14:27+00:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Bullion, Medallion, Sport, KOMSCO, South Korea|

Korean sport of Taekwondo returns on a second silver bullion round with a dramatic fist-bump While it is the Chiwoo Cheonwang that is the most widely known issue from the Korean Mint, KOMSCO, they do maintain a neat selection of series highlighting various elements of Korean culture and history. Starting in 2019, it was the turn of the sport of Taekwondo. The one-ounce silver round depicted an advocate of [...]

December, 2019

How lucky do you feel? 25k mintage 1oz silver coin offers the chance at a one-off 5oz gold version

By |2020-03-05T19:47:49+00:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Silver, KOMSCO, Niue Island|

How lucky do you feel? 25k mintage 1oz silver coin offers the chance at a one-off 5oz gold version It's been a stellar year for new bullion releases, with a wider choice than ever, and a high quality maintained across the spectrum. Whether your fancy is nature, history, culture or just something quirky, there's a bullion coin just for you. Korean dealer Coins Today, has an unusual [...]

October, 2019

KOMSCO delve into Korea s rich cultural heritage for its new Gold Crown bullion coin series

By |2019-10-23T15:20:08+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Culture, Bullion, History, Gold, KOMSCO, South Korea|

KOMSCO delve into Korea s rich cultural heritage for its new Gold Crown bullion coin series Coins have always been a great way to disseminate both the power and the culture of a country. It's more the latter these days, and modern coins from national mints often pick subjects that showcase their native country and in particular, its history. Bullion coins are particularly effective with their high numbers and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]