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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Tigris Gold Medal

    Any quantity available for $79.99 per coin over spot!

    The 6th design in the fan-favorite Zi:Sin series from KOMSCO features the legendary warrior known as Tigris! This collection offers a South Korean spin on the Chinese zodiac by presenting 12 ancient warriors that correspond to the animals of the lunar calendar... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Red)

    The Chiwoo Cheonwang Series of Medallions is a popular KOMSCO collection featuring unique images of the god of war in Asian mythology. Now, you can order the 2023 version in a sealed red assay card without sacrificing the purity of your gold. Order the 2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion today, at JM Bullion. Medallion Highlights: Delivered in... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Blue)

    KOMSCO is home to many iconic series. Their collections of medallions are popular due to their designs, purity, and unique face value. These medallions lack a traditional face value, instead using clay to represent metal content. Their most well-known series, Chiwoo Cheonwang, is now available in a smaller gold size, with a themed assay card. Order your 2023 1/10 oz South ... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Black)

    In Asian mythology, Chiwoo Cheonwang is known as the god of war. While in some iterations he’s depicted as a demon with four eyes and six arms, the well-known Chiwoo Cheonwang Series depicts him as a military leader. Normally released in 1 Troy oz options, the series is now releasing these medallions in a 1/10 oz weight with unique assay cards. Now, you can order the 202... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (White)

    KOMSCO is home to an array of interesting series of medallions. Their most well-known is their collection of Chiwoo Cheonwang medallions featuring unique depictions of the god of war. Now, you can own the 8th version in this series, in a sealed, white assay card. Order your 2023 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion today, at JM Bullion. Medallion Highlig... Read More

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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (White)

    Any quantity available for $82.99 per coin over spot!

    Since it debuted in 2016, The Chiwoo Series from KOMSCO has become one of the most popular annual releases. Fans love the fact that each year features a fresh design, which gives the collection a distinct and original quality. For the 7th design in the series,... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Lepus Gold Medal

    Among the more popular series from KOMSCO is their Zi:Sin Series depicting each one of the 12 guardians. These medals are noteworthy for their stunning designs representing the Chinese zodiac. Now, you can purchase the 2023 1/10 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Lepus Gold Medal sealed in a beautiful assay card. Order yours today, at JM Bullion. Medal Highlights: Arrives in a... Read More

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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Black)

    The legendary Chiwoo Cheonwang is back for the 7th release in this popular collection! Released by KOMSCO, this series honors one of South Korea’s most beloved folk heroes. Known for his incredible accomplishments on the battlefield, Chiwoo has also been worshiped as the God of War due to his supernatural abilities. Today, 2022 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold ... Read More

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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Red)

    Any quantity available for $109.07 per coin over spot!

    At JM Bullion, we are thrilled to present the latest release in the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series from KOMSCO! Now in its seventh year of release, this fan-favorite collection centers on one of the greatest mythological heroes of all time, Chiwoo Cheonwang! Known as... Read More

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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medallion (Blue)

    Any quantity available for $109.07 per coin over spot!

    In South Korean mythology, Chiwoo is a mighty warrior and revered military leader. Since 2016, he has also been the subject of the fan-favorite Chiwoo Cheonwang Series from KOMSCO. Now in its seventh year of release, this epic collection features a brand new C... Read More

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    2022 1/10 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medallion

    Any quantity available for $151.99 per coin over spot!

    Now in its 7th year of release, the South Korean Tiger Series remains a hit with collectors across the globe. Especially popular is the 1/10 oz gold edition, which includes a colorful assay display card. With their small size and beautiful packaging, these medals make for excellent gifts as well! Now, 2022 1/10 oz South Korean Tiger ... Read More

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    2020 1 oz South Korean Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang

    Any quantity available for $116.99 per oz over spot!

    KOMSCO’s Chiwoo Cheonwang Series reaches its first major milestone in 2020 as it celebrates its 5th release. Already famed among collectors for using new images of Chiwoo on the reverse face each year, the 2020 South Korean Chiwoo Cheonwang now has an altered image of Do ggae bi on the obverse as well. Right now, 2020 1 oz South Ko... Read More

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    2022 1 oz South Korean Gold Crown Medal

    The 4th release in the South Korean Gold Crown Series has arrived with yet another memorable design from Asia’s rich cultural history. The gold crowns depicted in this collection were originally made during the Silla dynasty and are now considered national treasures in South Korea. Currently, 2022 1 oz South Korean Gold Crown Medals are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Medal Highlights: Available to you in a protective caps... Read More

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    2020 1 oz South Korean Gold Phoenix

    Any quantity available for $246.99 per oz over spot!

    The new South Korean Phoenix bullion series from KOMSCO debuted in 2020 with a 1 oz silver medal. Now, KOMSCO continues the rollout of this beautiful new series with a 1 oz gold medal as well. Both bullion options have the same obverse and reverse designs with the new latent security image included on the obverse of the medals. Today... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Princess Bari Gold Medallion

    Introducing the latest series from KOMSCO, the Korean Goddess Series. For the first issue, the popular figure Princess Bari is displayed on the reverse. Bari is a well-known hero in Korean mythology and her story has been translated around 100 times by scholars. Order your 2023 1/10 oz South Korean Princess Bari Gold Medallion in a sealed assay card today, at JM Bullion. ... Read More

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    2023 1/10 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medallion

    KOMSCO is home to many unique collections of medallions, among their most popular series is their Tiger Medallion Series. This collection features unique depictions of tigers on the obverse with each release featuring a new design. Now, you can order the 8th release in the series, in a fractional ounce weight, along with a sealed assay card. Order your 2023 1/10 oz South Korean Tiger Gold Medallion today, at JM Bullion. Medallion Highlights: ... Read More

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    2018 1 oz South Korean Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang

    The popular Chiwoo Cheonwang series from KOMSCO celebrates the figure known simply as Chiwoo, a man who was a central figure in Chinese and Korean culture. An individual worthy of the phrase “the man, the myth, the legend,” Chiwoo is praised for his real-life battlefield accomplishments and mythical attributes associated with him. Right now, 2018 1 oz South Korean Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang medals are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. ... Read More

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    2017 1 oz South Korean Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang

    The Chiwoo Cheonwang Series of silver and gold bullion from KOMSCO enters its second year of production in 2017. The 1 oz gold coin debuted in 2016 shortly after the initial release of the coin’s silver counterpart. Now the coin is available again with a new reverse design to match the changes found on the silver version. The 2017 1 oz South Korean Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang is now available to you online for purchase from JM Bullion. Coin Highli... Read More

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    2023 1 oz South Korean Gold Phoenix

    The Phoenix, known as "Bonghwang" in South Korean culture, plays a significant role as a symbol and mythical creature. The Phoenix is often associated with virtue, goodness, and purity. It is considered a symbol of high moral character and is believed to appear only in places or to individuals of great virtue. Right now, 2023 1 oz South Korean Gold Phoenix Medals are available to purchase online from JM Bullion. Medal Highlights: Arrives ... Read More

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    2017 1 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Gallus Gold Medal

    The new Zi:Sin silver and gold medal collection from KOMSCO brings an exciting 12-medal release for the Republic of Korea. The collection of medals in this series will focus on the Twelve Guardians, the commanders of god’s army in the battle against the forces of evil in this world. Today, 2017 1 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Gallus Gold Medals are available to you online from JM Bullion. Medal Highlights: Arrives in individual protective caps... Read More

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    South Korean Gold Medallions from JM Bullion

    When buying gold online, there’s always something new you’ll find to purchase as an investment or collectible item. Coins such as those from the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, or Perth Mint are immensely popular, and precious metal bars are refined by brands around the world such as PAMP Suisse. KOMSCO is the official minting operation of South Korea, and is responsible for striking coins and producing paper currency.

    KOMSCO now has a selection of new silver and gold bullion coins available for sale. Among them are the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series and a new 12-design release honor the Twelve Guardians. Below you’ll find all the information you need to make a decision on buying South Korean gold coins from JM Bullion.

    The Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Coins

    The design features of that original release depict the fearsome God of War standing on the ground bearing his traditional shield, wearing his feared mask, and brandishing a long spear in his right arm. On the face of his shield you’ll notice a depiction of the mask that traditionally covers his face.

    Chiwoo Cheonwang’s myth stems from a period of Asian culture that is known as the period of 3 Sovereigns and Five Emperors. Stemming originally from Chinese culture, Chiwoo is said to have led tribes outside the sovereignty of the Yellow Emperor into battle against the Emperor and his people.

    Flip the gold medal over and you’ll find a close-up, detailed depiction of Chiwoo Cheonwang’s shield. The image is surrounded by identifying engravings that include the year of issue, metal type, purity, nation of issue (Republic of Korea).

    Meet Chiwoo Cheonwang

    Korean lore talks of Chiwoo Cheonwang as the God of War. He is a fearsome deity who wears a demon-like mask, possess the ability to cast magical spells, and carries a large shield around with him and wears a mask engraved on the front. It is also said that Chiwoo Cheonwang has the power to control the weather. In the modern era, South Koreans know him as the Red Devil, or mascot of the national soccer team for South Korea. Fans of the team will wear a mock of his mask as a sign of support for the squad.

    Designs in the Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Series

    KOMSCO has adopted a design approach for the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series that is common in collections such as the Somalia Elephant Series from the Bavarian State Mint and the Chinese Panda collection from the Chinese Mint. Each year, KOMSCO releases its silver and gold Chiwoo Cheonwang medals with a new design on the reverse side. The designs are progressive in nature, following the God of War through an entire battle from preparation to conclusion. To date, the series has featured the following designs:

    • 2016: In the debut release, we meet Chiwoo Cheonwang for the first time. Chiwoo is depicted as he stands in a field with his full battle armor on.
    • 2017: This year’s release depicts Chiwoo up on horseback as his mount rears back on its hind legs. He clutches the same long spear in one hand and his battle shield in the other.
    • 2018: Chiwoo rides with a fearsome look on his face as he levels his sword and searches for a new victim in the quest for victory.
    • 2019: Chiwoo is depicted in this design on a rocky plateau. He has removed his helmet, offering the best glimpse to date of the mortal man behind the legendary successes on the battlefield.
    • 2020: Chiwoo is back within his empire and wearing his full armor once again as he faces off with the emerging Hell’s Gate. The large gate in the background has emerged from beneath his empire and represents the crossing point between the immortal world and the mortal.
    • 2021: A new battle has found Chiwoo and he is depicted here banging the drums of war as the 12 Guardians assemble behind him.
    • 2022: The fight is on as Chiwoo draws his bow and prepares to launch an arrow at his enemies.
    • 2023: Chiwoo is depicted at the planning table as he moves pieces representing his armies on the map.

    Introduction of Fractional Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang Medals

    Along with a new design from KOMSCO on the Chiwoo Cheonwang medals in 2017, the series expanded to include the introduction of fractional-weight Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medals. Available only in a 1/10 oz weight, the medals were shipped packaged inside of an Assay Certificate from KOMSCO that featured the weight, purity, and diameter of each individual coin on the back.

    KOMSCO took a unique approach to the packaging of the 1/10 oz medals. There was a total mintage of just 25,000 1/10 oz Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medals. The medals were offered inside of four different, colorized Assay Card packages. The mint broke down the mintage across these colors in different ways. Of the 25,000 gold medals struck:

    • 70% of the 1/10 oz Chiwoo Cheonwang Gold Medals were packaged in White Label Assay Cards
    • 10% were packaged in Blue Label Assay Cards
    • 10% were packaged in Red Label Assay Cards
    • 10% were packaged in Black Label Assay Cards

    The New Zi:Sin Series

    The latest series of gold products released from KOMSCO comes in the Zi:Sin Series. These gold coins are part of a planned 12-design release that features new designs on the reverse with each of the coins issued. Known as the Twelve Guardians, the figures depicted on the reverse side of each new Zi:Sin gold coins represent the commanders of god’s army when it takes to the battlefield against the forces of evil.

    Although each of the individuals featured is shown in the human form, they wear battle arm and regalia depicting mythical creatures. The images cover the figures from head to toe, and each one carries their own weapons on the sacred battlefield.

    For the first release of the Zi:Sin Series you’ll find Gallus on the reverse. The 2017 1 oz South Korean Zi:Sin Gallus Gold Medal depicts the figure of Gallus. He is known as a messenger of light who can blind and frighten the enemies of god in a war, while also unleashing a powerful roar that deafens and further chases enemies from the battlefields. Gallus is also shown wearing a pointed helmet that gives him the power to gaze into the future and predict outcomes. Subsequent releases already available in the Zi:Sin Series of gold coins from KOMSCO include:

    • Canis Gold Medal (2018): Alert at all times, Canis never leaves God’s side as he waits to offer his protection against any enemy 24/7. He is one of God’s most reliable and loyal leaders, and he is often found at the frontline of any battle leading his warriors in attack.
    • Scrofa Gold Medal (2019): Scrofa possesses very specific powers and has a very defined role within God’s armies. Known as Justice Haechi, she is the sworn protector of the sacred Salt Lake.
    • Rattus Gold Medal (2020): Reflective of the Year of the Mouse, the Rattus release in the Zi:Sin Series offers a good pairing with the 2020 Chiwoo. Rattus is Queen of the Underworld and possesses an ability to see danger on the horizon. Her place of residence is a cave beneath the empire of Chiwoo.
    • Taurus Gold Medal (2021): Representing the Year of the Ox, Taurus represents the warrior ethos and is primed for battle while forging a new sword.
    • Tigris Gold Medal (2022): Issued for the Year of the Tiger, the figure of Tigris is shown stealthily stocking the jungles with a battle spear.
    • Lepus Gold Medal (2023): Coinciding with the Year of the Rabbit, the figure of Lepus is associated with the astronomical realm and is shown with an ornate robe.

    The Zi:Sin Series shares a common obverse design of Chiwoo Cheonwang’s battle shield. The image on the shield is that of Do ggae bi, a unique mythical figure known as a ghost, monster, or god to Korean people. His grotesque appearance is similar to that of the hob-goblin in Western cultures and was once hung at the ends of roof tiles to ward off evil spirts from entering the home. Other commonalities of the series include:

    • Shipment in protective capsules or sealed rolls of 20!
    • Limited mintages of 1,200 medals!
    • Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure gold in BU condition.

    With 12 designs planned to represent each of the Twelve Guardians, KOMSCO has big plans for this series. The next planned release is that of Canis, a guider with intense loyalty and responsibility. Canis stands at the front of the army in battle leading the line in for god’s army.

    New Obverse Design in 2020

    For the gold medals from the Chiwoo Cheonwang and Zi:Sin Series, in particular, KOMSCO has a new obverse design element for the collection. The shield of Chiwoo Cheonwang remains the primary design element on the obverse of these and other KOMSCO gold medals, but the image of Do ggae bi that features here has changed. This new visual of Do ggae bi shows the beast with a smile on his face and enhanced visuals on other facial features. These include more prominent teeth, larger eyebrows, and flared nostrils. Horns have also been added to the head of Do ggae bi.

    Other South Korean Gold

    KOMSCO is one of many mints around the globe beginning to expand its offerings of low-mintage bullion for investors as the demand for precious metals rises. Two new collections made a debut in 2020 in the form of the South Korean Gold Phoenix and the South Korean Gold Crown. These collections have distinctive obverse and reverse designs, and do not share the Do ggae bi image used on other collections from the mint. Neither coin has a mintage cap on the release, with each one offering .999 pure gold in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The details of these exciting new releases include:

    • South Korean Gold Phoenix: The new Gold Phoenix medal represents not just one of the most important mythical creatures in Korean cultural history, but also one that is still prominent in national symbolism. The obverse of the coins shows a beautiful, ornately feathered phoenix in flight with its wings wide and long tail feathers swooping beneath its figure. The obverse features a new security element in the lower left that is physically engraved onto the coin and changes visuals based on the angle of viewing to show the Korean-alphabet words for “phoenix.” The reverse shows two phoenixes in side-profile relief in a nod to the current Presidential Seal for the Republic of Korea.
    • South Korean Gold Crown: With the release of the South Korean Gold Crown, the leaders of ancient Korea come into view with an image of the Cheonmachong gold crown on the obverse side of the medal. This crown was one of many worn by the leaders of the Silla kingdom, a Korean empire that dates to between the 5th and 7th centuries CE. Labeled National Treasure 188, the Cheonmachong gold crown was discovered in the Heavenly Horse Tomb in 1973. The reverse face of the Gold Crown medals includes a depiction of a mythical bird known as Sam-jok-o. The golden crow of that name is three-legged and said to be the sun god in Korean mythology.

    What Does “Clay” Mean?

    KOMSCO introduced the use of Clay for the first time with the Chiwoo Cheonwang Series. The use of 1 Clay refers to a concept of measurement meant to relate a certain amount of land. The mint describes it as “soil, earth, dirt, ground, or land.” The Chiwoo Cheonwang medals and Zi:Sin Series have no legal tender denomination attached, but the 1 Clay relates a value of 1 Troy oz of silver to a certain amount of land instead.

    Background on KOMSCO

    KOMSCO was founded through full investment from the National Treasure of South Korea under a special law enacted in 1951. Today, the mint is the sole currency manufacturer for the Republic of Korea, and it operates under the direct control of the government in Seoul. The primary function of KOMSCO is to manufacture banknotes, coins, national bonds, and various other securities issued by the government of South Korea. Additional services included the manufacture of currency safety bonds issued by the Bank of Korea, postage stamps, special government certificates, and any other special printed items for the government.

    The mint operates a highly sophisticated facility in Daejeon, South Korea, where it places high priority on research and development, as well as innovation and evolution in security technology. The Gold Chiwoo Cheonwang medal is just one of the many brilliant products manufactured by KOMSCO on an annual basis.

    Purchasing South Korean Gold Coins from JM Bullion

    JM Bullion customer service is available to assist you with any questions on the phone at 800-276-6508. You can also reach out to us live online through our chat service or simply send us an email with your inquiries. If you have questions about Payment Methods, we encourage you to read our relevant FAQ and then contact us with any remaining questions.