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Started by <k>, September 30, 2020, 06:52:25 PM

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A brass 10 won coin was introduced in 1970.

Above you see the obverse of the coin.
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The reverse of the 10 won coin featured the Bulguksa Temple.
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From Wikipedia:

Bulguksa is located on the slopes of Mount Toham (Jinheon-dong, Gyeongju city, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea). It is a head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and encompasses seven National treasures of South Korea, including the Dabotap and Seokgatap stone pagodas, Cheongun-gyo (Blue Cloud Bridge), and two gilt-bronze statues of Buddha. The temple is classified as Historic and Scenic Site No. 1 by the South Korean government. In 1995, Bulguksa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List together with the Seokguram Grotto, which lies four kilometers to the east.

The temple is considered a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. It is currently the head temple of the 11th district of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism.
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A copper-nickel 50 won coin was introduced in 1972.
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The reverse of the 50 won coin featured a rice plant.
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A copper-nickel 100 won coin was introduced in 1970.
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The reverse of the 100 won coin featured Yi Sun-sin (1545-1598).

He was a naval commander famed for his victories against the Japanese navy.
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From 1983 the pictorial designs were modified slightly.

The legend "THE BANK OF KOREA" was removed from the coins.

Above you see the aluminium 1 won coin of 1983.
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The rose of Sharon on the 1 won coin.
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The new 5 won coin was introduced in 1983.
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The reverse of the 5 won coin.
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The new brass 10 won was introduced in 1983.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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The reverse of the 10 won coin.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

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The new nickel-brass 50 won was introduced in 1983.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.