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

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The rice plant on the reverse of the 50 won coin.
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The new copper-nickel 100 won coin was introduced in 1983.
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The reverse of the new copper-nickel 100 won coin.
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The copper-nickel 500 won coin was introduced in 1982.

It was a new denomination and has remained unchanged since then.
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The reverse of the 500 won features the Manchurian crane (Grus japonensis).

See also: How to portray tall thin birds on coins.
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In 2006 a new 10 won coin was introduced.

It is smaller and lighter than the previous version.


The coin is made of copper-plated aluminium.

It has a diameter of 18 mm and weighs 1.2 grams.


The older brass version had a diameter of 22.9 mm and weighed 4 grams.
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The reverse of the new 10 won coin retained the same design as before.
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The numista site also mentions an aluminium-bronze 10 won of the same dimensions as the copper-clad aluminium coin:

Aluminium-bronze 10 won, 2006 to 2013.


However, I cannot find an example of this coin. Is it a pattern only?
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Above you see the three versions of the turtle ship design.
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Above you see the three versions of the temple design.

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Above you see the two design versions of the Korean admiral.
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Above you see the four design versions of the rose of Sharon.
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That brings my topic up to date.

From Wikipedia:

Today, South Korea has a population of over 51 million. Half of the country's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the world's fourth largest metropolitan economy. South Korea is a highly developed country with the second highest quality of life in Asia in the Social Progress Index. Its citizens enjoy the world's fastest Internet connection speeds and the most dense high-speed railway network.

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