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Offline gxseries

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Korea 1 fun coinage
« on: October 11, 2011, 01:24:54 PM »
Found the last coin that I need for my collection. Couple of catalogs seem to suggest that I should be able to do it at a certain price but the reality is, it is a lot tougher than I expected. Coins are bent, damaged etc but even so, trying to upgrade them is difficult.

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1892


1893 - severely damaged but it is 1893 1 fun


1895 - 2 char variety


3 char variety - scarer variety


1896 - unfortunately bent


The 1896 1 fun coin is supposed to be a key date coin but I find the 1893 1 fun coin to be suprisingly difficult as well. Most common being 1892 and 1895 2 character variety. Took me two good years to hunt them down which is a bit surprising as the catalog value for them seems to be rather undervalued.

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Re: Korea 1 fun coinage
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 03:25:08 PM »
Congratulations. Maybe the problem is that there is little demand for these coins, so that "price" is anybody's guess and you pay more if you are more interested/determined.

I wonde what the extra character means and why it was inserted.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Korea 1 fun coinage
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 04:46:25 PM »
I am sorry, but shouldn't the 1893 coin read year 502.
I can't find the second stroke of the 2 character.

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Re: Korea 1 fun coinage
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 12:27:56 AM »
Figleaf, I think the story is, the demand for them is very high and supply is limited. They are definately uncommon to start out with.

Weepio, I did think the 1893 (502) coin was 1892 (501) to start out with. But the area where the "one" stroke is, is aligned to the bottom of the "hundred" character, instead of the middle of the "hundred" character. Finally, 1892 coins only come with the variety of "Great Korea" (大朝鮮 3 characters) versus 1893's only variety of "Korea". (朝鮮 2 characters)

Like I mentioned, I found this particular coin very difficult to replace. JNDA and the Korean catalog both seem to suggest that this coin should be easy to obtain but this is the best I can do for now.

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Re: Korea 1 fun coinage
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 08:45:29 AM »
You are absolutely right, I just was looking for the second stroke, but you're story makes sense.