South Korea 1986 25000 won

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Goldberg sale 85, part of lot 3392
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3392 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $646. The catalog description[1] noted, "Korea (South). 25,000 Won, 1986. Weight 0.4999 ounce. For the 1988 Olympic games. Folk dancing. Choice Brilliant Proof." This one year type, like many modern commemoratives, trades as a bullion coin.

Recorded mintage: 42,500 uncirculated plus 117,500 proofs.

Specification: 16.81 g, .925 fine gold, 27 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-58.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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