South Korea 1983 won

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Korea 1983 won rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen was the first issue of this type, which is still in production as of 2012, the last date listed in the SCWC. With US$1 = 1159 won (as of April 2019), this coin has a face value of eight hundredths of a cent. The flower featured on the obverse is the Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).

Recorded mintage: 40,000,000.

Specification: 0.73 g, aluminum, 17.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 31.


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

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