South Korea 1969 won

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
South Korea 1969 won rev DSLR.jpg

This specimen was the second issue of this type, which was struck 1968-82. 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: 85,000,000.

Specification: 0.73 g, aluminum, 17.2 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 4a.

Source:

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

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