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The won is the currency of North Korea. it is subdivided into 100 jeon. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (921x438, 262 KB) Summary 5000 North Korean Won issued in 2002 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (921x438, 262 KB) Summary 5000 North Korean Won issued in 2002 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


History

The won became the currency of North Korea in 1945, replacing the Japanese yen at par. It was revalued at a rate of one hundred to one in 1959. For the earlier Korean won, see won Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Won (pronounced like the past tense of the English verb (to) win; a cognate of Chinese yuan and Japanese yen) is the shared name of the separate official currencies of South Korea and North Korea. ...


Exchange Rates

Official exchange rates as of December, 2001 Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary December is the twelfth and last month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

Note: Since then, the North Korean government has abandoned the meaningless rate of 2.16 won to the dollar (which is said to be based on Kim Jong-il's birthday, February 16) and banks in the country now issue at rates closer to the black market rate. However, rampant inflation has been eroding the North Korean won's value to such an extent that currently it is believed to be worth about the same as the South Korean won (of course, the U.S. dollar and other currencies are still worth more in North Korean wons on the black market than officially). This is also apparent when one examines the dates of issue or "series" of the different denominations of banknotes (see below). The euro (symbol: €; banking code: EUR) is the currency of twelve European Union member states: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain, collectively known as the Eurozone. ... The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Denominations

Coins in circulation are word coinage Coín (a town in Malaga province in Spain) 25¢ Canadian coin A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal and usually in the shape of a disc, which is issued by a government to be used as a form of money. ...

  • 1 Jeon
  • 5 Jeon
  • 10 Jeon
  • 50 Jeon
  • 1 Won

Banknotes in circulation are A £20 Ulster Bank banknote. ...

  • 1 Won (Woman holding a flower, 1992 series)
  • 5 Won (Students with a globe, 1992 series)
  • 10 Won (Factory worker and the Chollima statue, 1992 series)
  • 50 Won (The People and the Tower of Juche, 1992 series)
  • 100 Won (Kim Il Sung, 1992 series)
  • 200 Won (flowers)
  • 500 Won (Palace of the Memory of Kumsusan, 1998 series)
  • 1000 Won (Kim Il Sung, 2002 series)
  • 5000 Won (Kim Il Sung, 2002 series)

Unusually, the 100, 1000 and 5000 won bills are of essentially the same basic design, portraying the exact same subjects (although they are colored differently). North Korea has in the past issued whole series of notes in which the designs are exactly the same, right down to color, only the denomination being different. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Chollima is the mythical Korean horse too swift to be mounted. ... The Juche Idea (pronounced // in Korean, approximately joo-cheh) is the basic governing idea of North Korea, and colloquially the political system based on that principle. ... Kim Il-sung (April 15, 1912–July 8, 1994) was a Korean Communist politician and the ruler of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (North Korea) from 1948 until his death. ...



Currencies of Asia and the Pacific
Central Afghan afghani | Kazakhstani tenge | Kyrgyzstani som | Mongolian tugrug | Russian ruble | Tajikistani somoni | Turkmenistani manat | Uzbekistani som
East Chinese yuan | Hong Kong dollar | Japanese yen | Macanese pataca | North Korean won | South Korean won | New Taiwan dollar
South-East Brunei dollar | Cambodian riel | Indonesian rupiah | Lao kip | Malaysian ringgit | Myanmar kyat | Philippine peso | Singapore dollar | Thai baht | US Dollar (East Timor) | Vietnamese đồng
South Bangladeshi taka | Bhutanese ngultrum | Indian rupee | Maldivian rufiyaa | Nepalese rupee | Pakistani rupee | Sri Lankan rupee
West Armenian dram | Azerbaijani manat | Bahraini dinar | Egyptian pound | Georgian lari | Iranian rial | Iraqi dinar | Israeli new sheqel | Jordanian dinar | Kuwaiti dinar | Lebanese pound | Omani rial | Qatari riyal | Saudi riyal | Syrian pound | Turkish new lira | UAE dirham | Yemeni rial
Pacific Australian dollar (Kiribati, Nauru, Norfolk Island, Tuvalu) | CFP franc (French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna) | Fijian dollar | New Zealand dollar (Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands) | Papua New Guinean kina | Samoan tala | Solomon Islands dollar | Tongan pa'anga | US dollar (American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau) | Vanuatu vatu
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Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... The Pataca is the monetary unit of Macau (currency code MOP). ... The won is the currency of South Korea, introduced on June 9, 1962, and the sole legal tender since March 22, 1975. ... The New Taiwan Dollar (新臺幣 or 新台幣; ISO 4217 code TWD; common abbreviation NT$), or simply Taiwan Dollar, is the currency of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... The Brunei dollar (ISO 4217: BND) is pegged to the Singapore dollar at a 1:1 trade ratio. ... Riel (Khmer: រៀល, Symbol ៛) is the national currency of Cambodia. ... Sample of Rupiah banknote The rupiah is the monetary unit of Indonesia (currency code IDR). ... Kip is the currency of Laos. ... The Malaysian ringgit (unofficially known as the Malaysian dollar), is the official monetary unit of Malaysia. ... The kyat (ISO 4217 code MMK) is the official currency of Myanmar. ... 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