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Metal wons - modern coins of South Korea

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  • South Korea, Republic Korea
  • South Korean wons
  • Seoul
  • of 98 480 sq. km
  • Korean (state), English

National monetary unit of Republic Korea is wons which is equal to 100 chons. In circulation there are coins in nominal value 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500.

In 1968, internal value of a brass coin 1 wons much more surpassed its face-value, replacement by new aluminium coins 1 wons therefore has been manufactured. With the purposes of the further depreciation of the production, new coins 5 and 10 have been manufactured in 1970 from a brass. Same year Copper-Nickel coins 100, and coins 50 of the same alloy in 1972 have been entered.

In 1982 in connection with inflation and growth of popularity of penny-in-the-slot machines the coin 500 has been manufactured. In January, 1983 for the purpose of the coinage system standartizing, a new series of coins 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 has been manufactured using the same breadboard model, as a coin 500.

In connection with growth of production the price of a coin 10 made 38, and some citizens attended to refusion of coins with the purposes of personal enrichment. New coins began to produce of aluminium copper-plated with the reduced diameter 18 mm, and the Visual design is powerful 1,22 remained same, as with old coins. Issue of the updated coins has been manufactured on December, 18th, 2006. Coins 1 and 5 are difficult for finding today in circulation and consumer prices are approximated to the proximate 10.

Nominal value: 10 wons
Stamping: 2008
the Material: Aluminium copper-plated
the Note:
the Obverse 10 wons South Korea the Reverse 10 wons South Korea
Nominal value: 50 wons
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Alloy of copper, zinc and nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 50 wons South Korea the Reverse 50 wons South Korea
Nominal value: 500 wons
Stamping: 1997
the Material: the Copper-Nickel
the Note:
the Obverse 500 wons South Korea the Reverse 500 wons South Korea

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