Korea (1908) 1/2 chon
This specimen was lot 25259 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "Yung Hi 1/2 Chon Year 2 (1908), MS65 RD PCGS, fully brilliant with excellent eye appeal, rarely seen with completely red surfaces." This type is noted for 1907-10 and is scarce in nice condition despite the large mintage.
Recorded mintage: 21,000,000.
Specification: 2.1 g, bronze, 19 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 1136.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.