Korean 2 Mun 1679-1695, Mandel 17.11.0

Started by andyg, May 12, 2013, 02:43:49 PM

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andyg

This was a recent internet purchase (gamble?) - but I can't find this type in Krause.

31mm - 6.3g
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Manzikert

Hi

It is a two-mun coin cast at the Chinhyulch'ong or Charity Office' in Seoul. There are two issues of these with just top and bottom character on the reverse, the date of which depend on the interior diameter of the rim:
23-24 mm = 1679-1695, Mandel 17.11.0
21 mm = 1742-52, 17.11A.0

Neither of these varieties are listed in KM, though other varieties with added crescents and circles (Mandel 17.13.0-17.16A.0) are KM 163-169 in the 18th century edition.

Alan

andyg

Thanks :)
Size for the inner circle is 24mm, so I guess it's the earlier type.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Prosit

Is this a Chinhyulch'ong type?
23mm interior diameter.

And is it a real coin or a token?

Dale


Manzikert

Yes, Chinhyulch'ong or 'Charity Office', Seoul, 2 mun.

Again Mandel gives two types:
17.16.0, 'many varieties', 1695-1742
17.16A.0 'Similar to 17.16 but with 30 mm [external I assume] diameter', 1742-1752

These are all  'real' coins issued for circulation by government departments.

Best wishes

Alan

Prosit

So can you tell for sure which one this is?:

17.16A  ?

Dale


Quote from: Manzikert on November 29, 2013, 01:53:20 AM
Yes, Chinhyulch'ong or 'Charity Office', Seoul, 2 mun.

Again Mandel gives two types:
17.16.0, 'many varieties', 1695-1742
17.16A.0 'Similar to 17.16 but with 30 mm [external I assume] diameter', 1742-1752

These are all  'real' coins issued for circulation by government departments.

Best wishes

Alan

Manzikert

The way I read it, if it is 30 mm diameter it will be 17.16A, and if it is noticeably larger (say 32 mm or more) then it will be 17.16.

Alan


Prosit