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100 Hwan

100 Hwan100 Hwan
Series:
1953~1962 - Circulation - Hwan
Catalog codes:
WCC:km3
Themes:
Flowers | Heads of State | Plants (Flora) | Tools
Issued on:
1959-10-20
Last issue date:
1959-10-20
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
6.74 grams
Diameter:
26 mm
Mint:
United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Front: dotted circle. Back: not decorated
Denomination:
100 South Korean hwan
Known mintage:
49,640,000
Subject:
circulation type: value/president
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
82.26 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: (value) 100 (on Hwan) between mirrored flower decorations and two crossed hammers
legend: (top, year) 4292 (1959)
(bottom, state name in Western) REPUBLIK OF KOREA
Back: 1st president Syngman Rhee or Yi Seung-man (1948-1960
*1875 Haeju, Hwanghae, Kingdom of Joseon
+1965 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
17th-generation descendant of the third king Taejong
(May 18, 1367 – May 10, 1422) of the Joseon Dynasty,
right of (value) 백환 (100 Hwan)
legend: (left-below, bank name in hangul) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Mintage:
4292 (1959): 49.640.000
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100 Won

100 Won100 Won
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km9
Themes:
Admirals | Heroes | Navies
Issued on:
1970
Last issue date:
1982
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
5.42 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Front: dotted circle. Back: not decorated
Denomination:
100
Known mintage:
579,602,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/commander
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
16.19 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (value in Western) 100 above (year) 1970 - 1982
legend: none, circle of 16 ώ-shaped designs
Back: Bust naval commander Yi Sun-shin (front, 이순신)
* 28 April 1545 † 16 December 1598
between (value in hangul, left) 백 (baek, right) 원 (Won)
legend: (bottom, bankname) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Edge: G - grained, type: mastaba
Varieties: die varieties exist of 1974 & 1975
Mintage:
1970: 1.500.000 - ● - 1971: 13.000.000
1972: 20.000.000 - ● - 1973: 80.000.000
1974: 50.000.000 - ● - 1975: 75.000.000
1977: 30.000.000 - ● - 1978: 50.000.000
1979: 130.000.000 - ● - 1980: 60.000.000
1981: 100.000 - ● - 1982: 70.000.000
1982 Proof: 2.000 (all in proof set PS6)
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100 Won (30th Anniversary of Liberation)

100 Won (30th Anniversary of Liberation)100 Won (30th Anniversary of Liberation)100 Won (30th Anniversary of Liberation)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation Commemorative - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km21
Themes:
Buildings | Freedom Fighters | Gates | Historical Events | Independency Activists | Jubilees | Liberations | Stylized Figures / Persons
Issued on:
1975
Last issue date:
1975
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
12 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
100
Known mintage:
5,000,000
Subject:
numismatic type: hero/gate
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
79.54 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: freedom fighter Yu Kwan Soon (front)
with flag in his hands waving above her head in front
* 16 December 1902 † 28 September 1920
of cheering figures left of (value) 100 above
(bank name in Hangul) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
legend: none
Back: Independence Gate (독립문;獨立門) in the capital Seoul
in front of clouds
above (value) 백원 (baek, hundred Won)
legend: (top, subject) 광복30주년기념
(right, Western period years) 1945-1975
Mintage:
ND (1975): 4.998.000 (unknown in package)
ND (1975) Proof: 2.000 (unknown in package)
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500 Won (42nd World Shooting Championships)

500 Won (42nd World Shooting Championships)500 Won (42nd World Shooting Championships)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation Commemorative - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km22
Themes:
Seals (Emblems) | Shooting Sports | Skeeting | Sports
Issued on:
1978
Last issue date:
1978
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
17 grams
Diameter:
32 mm
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
500
Known mintage:
1,000,000
Subject:
numismatic type: logo/shooter
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
83.44 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Logo (circle of 5 comma-shaped figures
(half of Taegeuk symbol) between smal dots)
above (value in Western) 500 WON
legend: (top, subject in English) 42ⁿᵈ WORLD SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 1978
(bottom, state name in English) REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Upper body of shooting man with a rifle (right)
left of (value in Hangul) 오백원 (obaek, 500 Won)
above (subject in Hangul) 제42회 / 세게사격선스컨대회
(bottom, state name) 대한민국 (Republic of Korea, south)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
1978: 4.980.000 (unknown in package)
1978 Proof (unfrosted - Prooflike): 18.000 (unk. in package)
1978 Proof: 2.000 (unknown in package)
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100 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)

100 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)100 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation Commemorative - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km24
Themes:
Birthdays | Flags | Flowers | Jubilees | Plants (Flora)
Issued on:
1981
Last issue date:
1981
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
12 grams
Diameter:
30 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
100
Known mintage:
5,000,000
Subject:
numismatic type: flag/flowers
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
80.91 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: National flag (6.III.1883 adapt. 12.VII.1948,
태극기, Taegukgi) above (value in Western) 500
between mirrored flames
legend: (top-left, state name) 대한민국 (Republic of Korea,
south, top-right, subject in Hangul) 제5공화국
(transl.: 1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)
(bottom-left, Western year) 1981
(bottom-right, bankname) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Back: Plant with five flowers
above (value in Hangul) 백 원 (baek, 100 Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
1981: 4.980.000
1981 Proof (unfrosted - Prooflike): 18.000
(unknown in package)
1981 Proof: 2.000 (unknown in package)
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1,000 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)

1,000 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)1,000 Won (1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation Commemorative - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km25
Themes:
Birds | Birthdays | Flags | Heraldic Animals | Mythology
Issued on:
1981
Last issue date:
1981
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
17 grams
Diameter:
33 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
1,000
Known mintage:
2,000,000
Subject:
numismatic type: flag/phoenix
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
85.13 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: National flag (6.III.1883 adapt. 12.VII.1948,
태극기, Taegukgi) above (value in Western) 1000
between mirrored flames
legend: (top-left, state name in Hangul) 대한민국
(Republic of Korea, south)
(top-right, subject in Hangul) 제5공화국
(transl.: 1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic)
(bottom-left, Western year) 1981
(bottom, spacer/dot) •
(bottom-right, bankname) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Back: Flying (Chinese) phoenix (front-right,
봉황, Fenghuang) with tail curling around
(value in Hangul) 천 원 (cheon, thousand, 1000 Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
1981: 4.980.000 (unknown in package)
1981 Proof (unfrosted - Prooflike): 18.000
(unknown in package)
1981 Proof: 2.000 (unknown in package)
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500 Won

500 Won500 Won
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km27
Themes:
Animals (Fauna) | Birds | Cranes (Birds)
Issued on:
1982
Last issue date:
2008
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
7.7 grams
Diameter:
26.5 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Front: dotted circle. Back: not decorated
Denomination:
500
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/bird
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
18.49 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (large value in Western) 500
legend: (top, Western year) 1982 - 2008
(bottom, bankname) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Back: Manchurian crane (right, Grus japonensis,
두루미, Durumi, Red-crowned crane)
above (value in Hangul) 오백환 (baek, 500 Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars (mastaba-like)
Mintage:
1982: 15.000.000
1982 Proof: 2.000 (all in proof set PS6)
1983: 64.000.000 (unknown/unkn in (mixed) mint set MS1/MS2)
1984: 70.000.000
1987: 1.000.000 - ● - 1988: 27.000.000
1989: 25.000.000 - ● - 1990: 60.000.000
1991: 90.000.000 (unknown in mint set MS4)
1992: 105.000.000 - ● - 1993: 32.000.000
1994: 50.000.000 - ● - 1995: 87.000.000
1996: 122.000.000 - ● - 1997: 62.000.000
1999: 22.000.000
2000: 128.000.000 - ● - 2001: unknown
2002: unknown - ● - 2003: unknown
2005: unknown - ● - 2006: unknown
2008: unknown
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1,000 Won (XXIV Sumer Olympics 1988 - Dancers)

1,000 Won (XXIV Sumer Olympics 1988 - Dancers)1,000 Won (XXIV Sumer Olympics 1988 - Dancers)
Series:
1982~1988 - Olympic Seoul (Circulation Commemorative)
Catalog codes:
WCC:km28
Themes:
Artists | Dance | Instruments | Olympic Games | Ribbons | Seals (Emblems) | Stylized Plants | Wreaths
Issued on:
1982
Last issue date:
1982
Distribution:
Circulating Commemorative
Weight:
17 grams
Diameter:
33 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Not decorated. Both sides
Denomination:
1,000
Known mintage:
1,980,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
numismatic type: emblems/artists
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
78.03 Accuracy: Medium
Description:
Front: Flower-like emblem with 5 patals with name
SEOUL'88 above (value in Western) 1000
inside wreath of two mirrored branches
with (19-19) 38 leaves with Taeguk as knot
(yin Yang-like, 음양 but without the dots,
a sertain syrup drink stole this simbol)
legend: (top, Western year) 1982
Back: Two dancers with ribbons and instruments
(top, subject in Hangul) 제24회 올림픽대회유치기념
(transl.: XXIV Summer olympics in Seoul)
(bottom-left, bankname) 한국은행 (Hanguk Eunhaeng,
Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
(bottom, spacer/dot) • (bottom-right, value
in Hangul) 천 원 (cheon, thousand, 1000 Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Mintage:
1982: 1.980.000 (unknown in package)
1982 unfrosted proof: 10.000 (unknown in package)
1982 Proof: 10.000 (unknown in package)
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100 Won (small bust)

100 Won (small bust)100 Won (small bust)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km35.1
Variants:
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Themes:
Admirals | Heroes | Navies
Issued on:
1983
Last issue date:
1983
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
5.42 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Front: dotted circle. Back: not decorated
Denomination:
100
Known mintage:
130,000,000
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/admiral
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
38.77 Accuracy: High
Description:
Front: (large value in Western) 100
legend: (top, year) 1983 (bottom, bankname) 한국은행
(Hanguk Eunhaeng, Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu,
Seoul, South Korea
Back: Small bust naval commander Yi Sun-shin (front, 이순신)
* 28 April 1545, Geoncheon-dong Street (건천동; 乾川洞),
Hanseong (then capital, curr. Inhyeon-dong,
Jung-gu District, Seoul
† shot, 16 December 1598 (age 53) Battle of Noryang
between (value in hangul, left) 백 (baek, on, hundred, 100)
(right, currency) 원 (Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: mastaba
Mintage:
1983: 130.000.000 (75.000 in mixed mint set MS1,
unknown in mint set MS2)
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100 Won (large bust)

100 Won (large bust)100 Won (large bust)
Series:
1962~Today - Circulation - Won
Catalog codes:
WCC:km35.2
Variants:
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Themes:
Admirals | Heroes
Issued on:
1984
Last issue date:
2012
Distribution:
Standard Circulation
Weight:
5.42 grams
Diameter:
24 mm
Mint:
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation (KOMSCO), Daejeon, South Korea
Orientation:
Coin alignment ↑O↓
Shape:
Circular
Rim:
Raised. Front: dotted circle. Back: not decorated
Denomination:
100
Edge Variety:
Reeded/grained
Subject:
circulation type: value/admiral
Composition Details:
75% copper, 25% nickel
Score:
8.33 Accuracy: Very High
Description:
Front: (large value in Western) 100
legend: (top, year) 1984 - 2012 (bottom, bankname) 한국은행
(Hanguk Eunhaeng, Bank of Korea in destrict Jung-gu,
Seoul, South Korea
Back: Larger bust naval commander Yi Sun-shin (front, 이순신)
* 28 April 1545 Geoncheon-dong Street (건천동; 乾川洞),
Hanseong (then capital, current Inhyeon-dong,
Jung-gu District, Seoul)
† shot, 16 December 1598 (age 53) Battle of Noryang
between (value in hangul, left) 백 (baek, on, hundred, 100)
(right, currency) 원 (Won)
legend: none
Edge: G - grained, type: mastaba
Mintage:
1984: 40.000.000 - ● - 1985: 25.000.000
1986: 131.000.000 - ● - 1987: 170.000.000
1988: 298.000.000 - ● - 1989: 250.000.000
1990: 185.000.000
1991: 400.000.000 (unknown in mint set MS4)
1992: 425.000.000 - ● - 1993: 185.000.000
1994: 401.000.000 - ● - 1995: 228.000.000
1996: 447.000.000 - ● - 1997: 147.000.000
1998: 5.000.000 - ● - 1999: unknown
2000: unknown - ● - 2001: 470.000.000
2002: 490.000.000 - ● - 2003: 415.000.000
2004: 250.000.000 - ● - 2005: 205.000.000
2006: 310.000.000 - ● - 2007: 240.000.000
2008: unknown - ● - 2009: unknown
2010: unknown - ● - 2011: unknown
2012: unknown
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