Korea (1892) yang

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 Collector's Choice sale, lot 71158
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This specimen was lot 71158 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $900. The catalog description[1] noted, "KOREA. Yang, Year 501 (1892). NGC MS-63. Sharply struck with light attractive tone and soft satin luster." Korea, long a protectorate of the Chinese empire, was attempting to organize herself as a fully independent nation when she fell victim to the power struggle between Russia and Japan. Japanese influence, predominant after the Sino-Japanese war of 1895, was challenged by Russian expansionism in the late 1890's. This culminated in the Russo-Japanese war of 1905 and Russian defeat. Japan annexed Korea in 1910 and colonized her until 1945.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 5.2 g, .800 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM-1112; K&C-31.1.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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