Korea (1908) 10 chon

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Korea 1908 10 chon rev DSLR.jpg

This type, roughly equal to a dime, was struck 1908-10 in the last years of Korean independence before annexation by Japan. Korea would not recover her independence until 1945 and even then in a divided state.

Recorded mintage: 6,300,000.

Specification: 2.25 g, .800 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 1130.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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