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KOREAN COINS

KINGDOM OF KOREA CHARITY OFFICE COIN   

Korea: Seoul Charity Office 2 Mun, 1795-1742 These 2 Mun coins were issued by Charity Office (Poor Board) in Seoul, Korea.  The Kingdom of Korea authorized various government agencies and towns to issue coins.  All the coins all have the same four characters on the obverse and the mint name on the reverse.  The coin was minted from 1679 to 1695. 
Item KOR-160 KOREA SEOUL CHARITY OFFICE 2 MUN 1679-1695 KM160, M17.11a.0 VG-F $5.00


SOUTH KOREA 1961 COIN SET

South Korea 10 & 50 Hwan, 1961, KM1 & KM2 ObverseSouth Korea 10 & 50 Hwan, 1961, KM1 & KM2 Reverse
South Korea issued just two coins in 1961, the 10 and 50 Hwan.  Both cons are dated Year 4294 in the Korean era.  The calendar dates from the legendary founding of Korea in 2333BC.  The 19.1mm bronze 10 Hwan features the Rose of Sharon, also known as the Rose Mallow (Hibiscus syriacus).  It is the national flower of Korea.  The 22.9mm 50 Hwan depicts a Turtle Boat.  The metal-clad Turtle Boats date from the late 16th Century, when they were used to repel Japanese invasions of Korea.  The ships were fearsome naval weapons; with multiple cannons and the ability emit toxic smoke or flames from a dragon’s head mounted on the bow.   The denomination and date are on the reverse of both coins.    In 1962 the Hwan was replaced with the Won and the coins were withdrawn from circulation. 
Item KR-SET61 SOUTH KOREA 10 & 50 HWAN, 1961 KM1 & 2, UNC. $9.00



SOUTH KOREAN COIN SET 

South Korea 6 coin set
This six coin set includes the South Korean 1, 5, 10, 50 100 and 500 Won coins in Uncirculated condition. The designs reflect Korea’s natural and cultural heritage. The aluminum 1 Won features a Rose of Sharon. The brass 5 Won displays a turtle boat. The turtle boats were iron-clad ships that predated the famed Monitor and the Merrimac (The Virginia) by almost 500 years! The copper-clad aluminum 10 Won shows the beautiful and historic Dabotap Pagoda. The cupro-nickel 50 Won features a rice stalk. Admiral Yi Sun-sin is on the cupro-nickel 100 Won. During the late 16th Century he repeatedly defeated Japanese invasion fleets with the use of iron-clad turtle boats and innovative tactics. A crane in flight is on the cupro-nickel 500 Won. The reverse of each coin features the denomination. The coins date from 1983 to 2013.
Item S-KR-SET6 SOUTH KOREA 6 COIN SET 1 - 500 WON 1983-2013 UNC. $10.00




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