South Korea 1984 100 won

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Korea 1984 100 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 8.6¢. The obverse features admiral Yi Sun-Shin (1545-98), who defeated the Japanese on multiple occasions.

Recorded mintage: 40,000,000.

Specification: 5.42 g, copper-nickel, 24 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 35.2.


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

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