KOMSCO, short for Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation, is a government-owned corporation in South Korea that was established in 1951.
In addition to producing silver and gold medals and medallions, the company is mainly responsible for producing South Korean currency, coins and banknotes.
The Chiwoo Cheonwang Series is one of KOMSCO's most popular series, introduced in 2016 and features the legendary figure from Korean history. He is revered as a symbol of victory and a guardian figure. The series is minted in both gold and silver versions.
Introduced in 2016, the South Korean Tiger Series series features the cultural and historical symbol for the Korean peninsula. The design of the tiger changes annually, and the series is available in both gold and silver.
Introduced in 2017, the ZI:SIN (or "Twelve Guardians") series features the 12 commanders who serve under the deity of war and protect the earth against evil forces according to Korean mythology. The series is available in both gold and silver.
Introduced in 2020, the South Korean Phoenix Series features the symbol of high virtue, grace, power, and prosperity in Asian culture. The series is available in both gold and silver.
Each series includes coins of different weights including 1 oz, 1/10 oz sizes, and many of the coins come in limited mintages, adding to their appeal for collectors.