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Korea 1 and 5 Fun, 1/4, 1, and 5 Yang, and 1 Whan  1892 to 1900
Korea 1 and 5 Fun, 1/4, 1, and 5 Yang, and 1 Whan 1892 to 1900

The coin in our picture is a 5 yang sold by Heritage Auctions for $1150 US dollars in 2013. We have included a larger picture at the bottom of this page so you can see all the detail in this cool design.

The fun, yang, and whan coins all have the same dragon on the front, but the backs have slightly different patterns. All these coins are valuable if they are genuine pieces. Assembling a collection of these would be a challenging and fulfilling task for any serious collector

The dates on these coins are given in dynasty year, with year 501 being 1892AD. Some years are much more valuable than others, so you must carefully read the dates to be sure.

Our listings below give very approximate catalog values. Be sure you know that your coin is genuine, as there are plenty of fakes in the world of Asian coins. If you have a nice specimen, take it to a coin dealer or knowledgeable collector who you trust for an in-person appraisal.

1 FUN
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $50
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $300
1 fun year 504 is more common and values are about half those shown

5 FUN
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $80
5 fun year 502 are more rare and values are about five times those shown

1/4 YANG
worn: $10 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $20
well preserved: $50
fully uncirculated: $100
1/4 yang year 503 catalogs at $200 in well preserved condition
1/4 yang year 504 catalogs at $600 in well preserved condition
1/4 yang with years 1, 3, and 4 (no 500) catalog around $600 in well preserved condition

1 YANG
worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $250
fully uncirculated: $500

5 YANG
worn: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1200
well preserved: $2000
fully uncirculated: $4500

1 WHAN
worn: $5000 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10000
well preserved: $20000
fully uncirculated: $25000

Coin: 14801 , Genre: The Sinosphere
Requested by: TOMMY, Sun, 30-Jun-2013 03:58:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 03-Jul-2013 14:22:18 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Tue, 16-Jun-2015 15:17:28 GMT
Requester description: 416.5yang.900
Tags: korea 1 5 fun 4 yang whan korean 900 dragon circle wreath flower ribbon dragons circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly fleur lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals

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