First-come-first-served orders for the Tokyo Olympic 2020 official commemorative coins will start on July 26 and run until August 6. Applications are accepted at branches of commercial financial institutions nationwide, post offices nationwide, and Poongsan Dongyang, the official distributor.
According to the IOC official distributor Poonghwa Dongyang on the 22nd, the Tokyo Olympic 2020 official commemorative coin is expected to have a high premium due to its international rarity. All commemorative coins were sold out at the time of issuance, and Korea is the only country that has commemorative coins due to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics.
Commemorative coins include ‘Premium Proof 37 Types of Telephone Bell Set’, ‘Gold Coins’, ‘Silver Coins Set of 6′, and ’22 Fairy Tale Sets’. The 37 Premium Proof Phone Bell Set is a set of 37 Olympic and Paralympic gold, silver, and bronze commemorative coins, and all commemorative coins, including fairy tales, are the only ones to be produced as ‘collectible proof grade’. It costs 12.1 million won, and 25 sets have been allocated in Korea.
The gold coin is made of 99.9% 15.6g pure gold and is a collection proof grade, and features the traditional Japanese ‘mountain archery’ design. At 1.87 million won, 500 copies were allocated in Korea. The set of 6 silver coins is made of proof grade using 99.9% 31.1g of pure silver each, and consists of 6 pieces of silver coins for Olympic and Paralympic sports events (aquatics, track and field, badminton, baseball/softball, judo, swimming). At 880,000 won, 1,000 sets were allocated in Korea. The set of 22 sets of Dongwha Olympic and Paralympic sports (fencing, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing, weightlifting, archery, canoeing, cycling, soccer, tennis, volleyball, boccia, goalball, archery, track and field, cycling, wheelchair rugby) , Thunder God, Wind God, Mirato, the Olympic mascot, and Someity, the Paralympic mascot) set of 22 fairy tales. This is a BU (Brilliantly Uncirculated) level commemorative fairy tale set. The price is 154,000 won and 2,000 sets were allocated in Korea.
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