Korea (1888) 5 mun

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Sincona sale 57, lot 3052
This specimen was lot 3052 in Sincona sale 57 (Zurich, May 2019), where it sold for 250 CHF (about US$298 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Korea, Yi Hyong (Kojong), 1864-1897. 5 Mun Jahr 497 (1888). Selten. Sehr schön. (Korea, Yi Hyong, 1864-97, five mun of the year 497. Rare, Very fine.)"
this one year type accompanied a copper 10 mun and silver one warn.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.25 g, copper, this specimen 3.16 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1101.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Richter, Jurg, Sincona Auction 57: World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2019.

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