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Offline capnbirdseye

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Korea, 1/4 Yang, year one, 1897 RR
« on: September 23, 2011, 06:26:25 PM »
Can't figure the date on this if anyone can help,   it's Copper Nickel, I think it's KM#1117 in my 2006 cat, Dragon crowded by small tight circle, Obv :4 characters
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Re: Korea , 1/4 Yang - dated??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 09:36:23 PM »
Diametrically opposite the words "1/4 YANG" are (upside down to the viewer's eye) the Chinese characters for KUANG MU FIRST YEAR, which would make it 1897.

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Re: Korea , 1/4 Yang - dated??
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 09:40:50 PM »
It's an interesting mix of scripts, too - the name of the country and date are written in Chinese characters (though doubtless pronounced the Korean way), and the denomination is given both in English and in the native Korean Hangul script (it looks like TU DON O PHUN, which would equate to the four Chinese characters on the reverse ("two dimes [and] five cents" for want of any other compact way of saying it).  So the denomination appears three times in total.



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Re: Korea , 1/4 Yang - dated??
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 10:01:53 PM »
It's an interesting mix of scripts, too - the name of the country and date are written in Chinese characters (though doubtless pronounced the Korean way), and the denomination is given both in English and in the native Korean Hangul script (it looks like TU DON O PHUN, which would equate to the four Chinese characters on the reverse ("two dimes [and] five cents" for want of any other compact way of saying it).  So the denomination appears three times in total.


Interesting stuff, thanks for that, according to KM#,  1897 is also one of the scarcest of the dates.
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Re: Korea , 1/4 Yang - dated??
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 09:19:25 AM »
Holy cow, where on earth did you find a coin like that? It's more than a few hundred dollars easily. Let me know if you are interested in selling it as I am looking for that year in my collection...

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Re: Korea , 1/4 Yang - dated??
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 12:44:51 PM »
Holy cow, where on earth did you find a coin like that? It's more than a few hundred dollars easily. Let me know if you are interested in selling it as I am looking for that year in my collection...

My previous posting history tells the story, ;D

 I collected most of my coins in the 1960's when oriental & Asian coins were not very popular at all & they've remained virtually untouched since the mid seventies when I moved house, the coin in question plus most of my very recent postings have been sorted out of a large Bluebird toffee tin along with hundreds of other mixed foreign coins  :o

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