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Korea (South) 100 Hwan  1959
Korea (South) 100 Hwan 1959

The legendary founding of Korea happened in 2333 BC on Gregorian (Western) calendars. That makes the Korean year 4292 equivalent to 1959 AD, and that is the date of this coin. These were minted only that year and the mintage is not known. Even though they are made of non-precious copper-nickel, collectors are willing to pay a little money to add one of these unique items to their collections.

Catalog values get downright respectable for this modern coin:

worn: $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $4
well preserved: $8
fully uncirculated: $50

Remember these are catalog values and represent inflated price. To correct for catalog inflation, apply the concepts shown on our Important Terminology page.

Coin: 14785 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: Codie, Thu, 27-Jun-2013 22:37:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 00:12:27 GMT
Requester description: Devices: Front: Picture of Kim Jong Ill Back: Two Birds with beaks crossing Top center of back: 4292 Bottom of back: Republic of Korea 100 100
Tags: korea south 100 hwan korean kim jong ill two birds bird beaks beak crossing cross center offcenter republic cruciform crosses maltese maltise criss crossed off centers centered

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