South Korea 1983 5 won
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 two fifths of a cent. The turtle boat featured on the obverse was used by the Korean navy in medieval times to ward off attempted Japanese invasions.
Recorded mintage: 6,000,000.
Specification: 2.95 g, brass, 20.4 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 32.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.