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Started by cam, May 12, 2018, 12:05:56 AM
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Quote from: capnbirdseye on May 12, 2018, 10:37:38 AMThis is KM#1117 year two, it was on this forum that I discovered I had a year one coin which is an exceedingly rare date & missing in most Korean coin collections, although your coin is rather worn the symbol for 2 is visible at twelve oclock, you can compare your coin with mine here
Quote from: capnbirdseye on May 12, 2018, 01:20:38 PMApparently the difference is in the size of the circle around the dragon, 1117 small tight circle, 1118 larger circle, the Numista coin looks the same as mine & yours so probably not 1118,Added to that KM is well known for being unreliable for accuracy of descriptions
Quote from: capnbirdseye on May 12, 2018, 03:59:46 PMHere are the two types, 1118 apparently made to try & make the Korean economy crash by the Japanese
Quote from: Figleaf on May 12, 2018, 04:08:57 PMIt's not just the circle. The characters of the legend align with different parts of the central design. The denomination is well aligned on the genuine piece and quite badly aligned on the imitation.
Quote from: Manzikert on May 12, 2018, 10:43:13 PMThe easiest way of checking seems to be that on the Korean issue the central stroke of 'nien' (year) [top right on cam's coin and top centre on Vic's right coin] points at the dragon's elbow, whilst on the Japanese issue (Vic's left coin) it points at the dragon's head.By the way, mine is 1117 as well .