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Republic of Korea

South Korean Hwan=100 chon (1948-1965)

old coin South Korea 100 hwan 1959
100 hwan 1959

KE4292 (Korean Era)
copper-nickel
100 / REPUBLIC OF KOREA / 4292 / Value flanked by phoenix
백환 / 한국은행 / Bust left
Coin value - $10-15

 

old coin South Korea 50 hwan 1959
50 hwan 1959 (1959, 1961)

KE4292, 4294 (Korean Era)
nickel-brass
50 / 4292 / REPUBLIC OF KOREA
오십환 / 한국은행 / Iron-clad turtle boat (Geobukseon)
Coin value - $3-4

 

old coin South Korea 10 hwan 1961
10 hwan 1961 (1959, 1961)

KE4292, 4294 (Korean Era)
bronze
10 / 4292 / REPUBLIC OF KOREA
십환 / 한국은행 / Rose of Sharon
Coin value - $2-4

 

 

Reform 1966
South Korean Won (KRW)=10 hwan

silver coin South Korea 10000 won 1986
10000 won 1986

silver
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Marathon
10000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Runner
한국은행 1986 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $30-35

 

 

silver coin South Korea 5000 won 1986
5000 won 1986

silver
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - mascot
5000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Tiger mascot
한국은행 1986 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $20-25

 

silver coin South Korea 5000 won 1987
5000 won 1987

silver
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Stadium
5000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Stadium
만원 / 한국은행 / 1987 / 제24회서 물몰림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $20-25

 

 

coin South Korea 2000 won 19862000 won 1986
copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Boxing
2000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Boxers
한국은행 1986 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin South Korea 2000 won 1987
2000 won 1987
copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Tae Kwon Do
2000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Wrestlers
한국은행 1987 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin South Korea 2000 won 1987
2000 won 1987
copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Wrestling
2000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Wrestlers
한국은행 1987 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $8-12

 

coin South Korea 2000 won 1988
2000 won 1988

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - Weight lifting
2000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Weight lifter
한국은행 1988 이천원 / 제 24회 서울 올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1981
1000 won 1981

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic
한국은행 / 1000 / 1981 / 대한민국 제5공화국 / Yin-yang symbol within rectangle above value flanked by flames
천원 / Imaginary bird called Bong-hwang who represents a King
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin Korea South 1000 wona 1982
1000 won 1982

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988
1982 / SEOUL'88 / 1000 / Flower design and value within sprigs
천원 / 한국은행 / 제24회 올림픽대희유치기념 / Dancers
Coin value - $4-6

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1983
1000 won 1983

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988
1982 / SEOUL'88 / 1000 / Flower design and value within sprigs
천원 / 한국은행 / 제24회 올림픽대희유치기념 / Drummer within lined design
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1984
1000 won 1984

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
200th Anniversary of Catholic Church in Korea
한국은행 / 1000 / 1784-1984 / 천주교천대200주년기념 / Cross above value
천원 / MyeongDong Cathedral
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1986
1000 won 1986

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
10th Asian Games
1000 WON / XTH ASIAN GAMES SEOUL 1986 / Lion dance
서울아시아게기대회 / 체10회 / 한국은행1986천원 / Artistic design above flowers
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1986
1000 won 1986

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - basketball
1000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Basketball players
한국은행1986천원 / 채24회서올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $6-8

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1987
1000 won 1987

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - tennis
1000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Tennis player
한국은행1987천원 / 채24회서올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $5-7

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1987
1000 won 1987

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Olympic Games in Seoul 1988 - handball
1000 WON / XXIV OLYMPIAD SEOUL 1988 / Handball players
한국은행 1987 찬원 / 제24회 서울올림픽대회 / Arms above floral spray
Coin value - $6-8

 

coin South Korea 1000 won 1993
1000 won 1993

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
Taejon International Exposition
1000 WON / TAEJON EXPO'93 KOREA / EXPO'93 / Mascot of the Expo, Kumdor
대전세계박람회 / 한국은행 1993 천원 / Circular symbols within circle
Coin value - $8-12

 

 

coin South Korea 500 won 2006
500 won 2006 (1982- )

1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
copper-nickel
current circulating coin
한국은행 / 500 / 2006
오백원 / Manchurian crane
Coin value - ~$1

 

 

coin South Korea 500 won 1978
500 won 1978

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
42nd World Shooting Championships
오백원 / 대한민국 / 제42회 세계사격선수권대회 / Marksman with text to right and below
500 WON REPUBLIC OF KOREA / 42nd WORLD SHOOTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 1978 / Symbol above value
Coin value - $5-8

 

 

coin South Korea 100 won 1979
100 won 1979 (1970-1982)

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
copper-nickel
circulation coinage
100 / 1979
백원 / 한국은행 / Bust with hat facing
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 100 won 2002
100 won 2002 (1984- )

1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
copper-nickel
current circulating coin
한국은행 / 100 / 2002
백원 / Bust with hat facing
Coin value - <$1

 

 

coin Korea South 100 won 1975
100 won 1975

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
30th Anniversary of Liberation
한국은행 / 100 / Standing figures
백원 / 1945-1975 / 광복30주년기념 / Gate of Liberty
Coin value - $4-7

 

coin Korea South 100 won 1981
100 won 1981

copper-nickel
commemorative coin
1st Anniversary of the 5th Republic
한국은행 / 100 / 1981 / 대한민국 제5공화국/ Yin-yang symbol within rectangle above value flanked by flames
백원 / Cluster of flowers
Coin value - $3-4

 

 

coin South Korea 50 won 1982
50 won 1982 (1972-1982)

1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
copper-nickel-zinc
한국은행 / 50 / 1982
오십원 / Sagging oat sprig
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 50 won 2009
50 won 2009 (1983- )
1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
copper-nickel-zinc
current circulating coin
한국은행 / 50 / 2009
오십원 / Sagging oat sprig
Coin value - <$1

 

 

coin South Korea 10 won 1966
10 won 1966 (1966-1970)

1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
bronze
10 / THE BANK OF KOREA 1966
십원 / 한국은행 / Pagoda at Pul Guk Temple
Coin value - $1-2

 

coin South Korea 10 won 1979
10 won 1979 (1970-1982)

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
brass
10 / THE BANK OF KOREA 1979
십원 / 한국은행 / Pagoda at Pul Guk Temple
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 10 won 1988
10 won 1988 (1983-2000)

1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 191, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
brass
Thicker value
한국은행 / 10 / 1988
십원 / Pagoda at Pul Guk Temple
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 10 won 2005
10 won 2005 (1991-2005)

1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
brass
Thinner value
한국은행 / 10 / 2005
십원 / Pagoda at Pul Guk Temple
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 10 won 2006
10 won 2006 (2006- )
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
copper clad aluminum
current circulating coin
한국은행 / 10 / 2006
Pagoda at Pul Guk Temple
Coin value - <$1

 

 

coin South Korea 5 won 1966
5 won 1966 (1966-1970)

1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
bronze
5 / THE BANK OF KOREA 1966
오원 / 한국은행 / Iron-clad turtle boat (Geobukseon)
Coin value - $3-5

 

coin South Korea 5 won 1971
5 won 1971 (1970-1982)

1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
brass
5 THE BANK OF KOREA /1971
오원 / 한국은행 / Iron-clad turtle boat (Geobukseon)
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 5 won 1983
5 won 1983 (1983-2012)

1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
brass
한국은행 / 5 /1983
오원 / Iron-clad turtle boat (Geobukseon)
Coin value - <$1

 

 

coin South Korea 1 won 1967
1 won 1967 (1966-1967)

brass
1 / THE BANK OF KOREA 1967
일원 / 한국은행 / Rose of Sharon
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 1 won 1969
1 won 1969 (1968-1982)

1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
aluminum
1 / THE BANK OF KOREA 1969
일원 / 한국은행 / Rose of Sharon
Coin value - <$1

 

coin South Korea 1 won 1988
1 won 1988 (1983-2012)

1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
aluminum
한국은행 / 1 / 1988
일원 / Rose of Sharon
Coin value - <$1