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Coinage

A responsible Mint that plays a pivotal role in the coinage industry

KOMSCO had an opportunity to host the 25th Mint Directors' Conference(MDC), which conference is well known as the most prestigious international conference among Mints and related organizations. Not only did we successfully accomplish this hosting of the event, but we also earned a reputation as a world leading Mint. Today, we still strive hard to play a key role in world minting activities and to fully collaborate with developed and developing countries in exchanging technological and m anagerial information for the mintage industry.

To encourage collectors and to inspire related business, KOMSCO has geared up to host the Korea Money Fair (KMF) in the Republic of Korea every year since 2009. Each year, about 15,000~20,000 visitors, including exhibitors, collectors and dealers from the domestic and overseas markets, have enjoyed this extraordinary event. All our great efforts have been highly appreciated and eventually the fair will blossom into an international event. In conclusion, we are committed to being the best provider of circulation and non-circulation coins, collectible products and services. We are a company that connects people and inspires celebration.

From an Arguably world class production system to aWorld best coin blank supplier, and Global collection distributor

What Do We Have?

KOMSCO undertook a project to modernize its mintage plant and finished building two fully integrated production systems, which encompass all of the processes from inserting coin blanks to minting, inspection, and packaging: all parts of these processes are automated and sequent.

We are confident that our production system is incredibly advanced, innovative and highly esteemed by other Mints, related central banks and government officials who knock at our door to benchmark the successful case of our project. We are well prepared to provide our customers with the details of our production system on the basis of professional engineering consulting.

In addition, the manufacturing site meets and is committed to maintaining the International Organization for Standardization external quality-assurance and environmental standards for production, installation and servicing.

Confidence, Excellence and Creativity
- A wide range of products and open innovation R&D -

KOMSCO, a newly modernized Mint, has the capacity to produce about 1.7 billion circulation coins per year and has experience with the export of circulation coins and master punches. Based on our confidence, we have achieved continuous contracts with many countries, one of which has been our faithful customer for more than 10 years.

Volatile base metal prices and rising production costs have created global demand for an alternative to the conventional coin. KOMSCO has put great effort into identifying costeffective new materials with higher producibility and durability through its joint R&D with the Industry-University-Institute. For instance, since 2006, the Bank of Korea has saved millions of dollars per year thanks to the new 10-won copper-clad aluminum coin. In addition, KOMSCO strives hard to improve its technology development, in order to obtain superior quality and better long-term performance.

KOMSCO has garnered a reputation for technological innovation and exquisite design. Our coins won prizes at the Coin Award Program in the Mint Directors' Conference. These coins aren' t just money. Beyond the face value, they are more than meets the eye. Furthermore, we have crafted a variety of medallions and pieces of cultural jewelry and have issued them for artistic, commemorative or souvenir purposes.

Award -winning coins

Category
Most Technically Advanced
Category
Most Beautiful Coin
Coin
20,000won silver coin
Coin
30,000won gold coin
Theme
The 560th Hangeul (Korean Alphabet) Day
Theme
FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan

Products

500won

Date of first issue for series
Jun. 12, 1982
Diameter
26.50mm
Weight
7.70g
Material
Cu 75%, Ni 25%
Edge
Milled
Design
Crane

100won

Date of first issue for series
Nov. 30, 1970
Diameter
24.00mm
Weight
5.42g
Material
Cu 75%, Ni 25%
Edge
Milled
Design
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin

50won

Date of first issue for series
Dec. 1, 1972
Diameter
21.50mm
Weight
4.16g
Material
Cu 70%, Zn 18%, Ni 12%
Edge
Milled
Design
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin

10won

Date of first issue for series
Aug. 16, 1966
Diameter
18.00mm
Weight
1.22g
Material
Copper-clad Aluminum(Cu 48%, AI 52%)
Edge
Plain
Design
Dabotap, Pagoda

5won

Date of first issue for series
Aug. 16, 1966
Diameter
20.40mm
Weight
2.95g
Material
Cu 65%, Zn 35%
Edge
Plain
Design
Kobukson, Turtle Ship

1won

Date of first issue for series
Aug. 16, 1966
Diameter
17.20mm
Weight
0.729g
Material
Al100%
Edge
Plain
Design
Rose of Sharon