KOMSCO’s Korean Gold Crown bullion coin series returns with striking relics from the Cheon-ma-chong tomb

By |2020-08-31T18:42:11+01:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Culture, Bullion, Gold, KOMSCO, South Korea|

KOMSCO's Korean Gold Crown bullion coin series returns with striking relics from the Cheon-ma-chong tomb One of the best things about the resurgence in popularity of myriad numbers of new coin designs, is the look we get into the cultural history of countries we know relatively little about. South Korea is one such country. The home of [...]

KOREAN GOLD PHOENIX BULLION COIN (2020, KOMSCO)

By |2020-07-15T21:27:33+01:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Quicklooks, Art & Literature, Culture, Bullion, Gold, KOMSCO, South Korea|

It was only two months ago that KOMSCO released the 2020 Korean Phoenix silver bullion coin, and now they've added a one-ounce gold version to sit alongside it. This was a pretty coin in silver form and nothing has been diminished in the trasnsition - quite the opposite. The innovative lenticular-style security feature that displays either of two [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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