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Encyclopedia > South Korean won
South Korean won
대한민국 원 (Korean)
大韓民國 원1 (Hanja)
Currently circulating coins and banknotes
Currently circulating coins and banknotes
ISO 4217 Code KRW
User(s) Republic of Korea
Inflation 2.5%
Source Bank of Korea, Jan ~ Feb 2006
Method CPI
Subunit
1/100 jeon (전/錢)
Subunits are rarely used
Symbol
Plural The language(s) of this currency does not have a morphological plural distinction.
Coins
Freq. used ₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩500
Rarely used ₩1, ₩5
Cash transactions are legally round to the nearest ₩10
Banknotes ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000
Central bank Bank of Korea
Website www.bok.or.kr
Printer Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation
Website www.komsep.com
Mint Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation
Website www.komsep.com
  1. The old won's hanja is but the new one is not written in Hanja[1].

The won is the currency of South Korea since 1962. It is subdivided into 100 jeon, although denominations in jeon are no longer used. The Latinised symbol for won, ₩, is made of a letter W with a dash ("—"), which replaces the backslash character("") on standard Korean keyboards. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (815x496, 220 KB) Summary self-made composite of images from Bank of Korea http://www. ... In economics, a consumer price index (CPI) or retail price index (RPI) is a statistical time-series measure of a weighted average of prices of a specified set of goods and services purchased by consumers. ... Look up Plural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Plural is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world. ... Bank of Korea is the national central bank of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). ... The word printer is used to describe a company that provides commercial printing services, involving typesetting, printing and book-binding. ... Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation(KOMSCO) is the mint of coins and printer of banknotes for the Bank of Korea. ... A mint is a facility which manufactures coins for currency. ... Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation(KOMSCO) is the mint of coins and printer of banknotes for the Bank of Korea. ... This article is about a past currency of South Korea. ... It has been suggested that Sino-Korean be merged into this article or section. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...

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Etymology

"Won" is a cognate of the Chinese yuan and Japanese yen. All three names derive from the Chinese character , which means "round shape." The won was subdivided into 100 jeon (hangul: 전; hanja: 錢; revised: jeon; McCune-Reischauer: chŏn), which means "money." Won is the currency of both North and South Korea. ... Cognate (Latin: cognatus co+gnatus, ie. ... Collection of Chinese yuan (renminbi) paper currency. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... 漢字 / 汉字 Chinese character in Hànzì, kanji, hanja, Hán Tá»±. Red in Simplified Chinese. ... For other uses, see Hangul (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Sino-Korean be merged into this article or section. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean (Korean: 국어의 로마자 표기법; 國語의 로마字 表記法) is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ...


History

The won was first used as Korea's currency between 1902 and 1910. It was replaced at par by the yen, made up of the Japanese currency and banknotes of the Korean yen. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 or 조선, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... The yen was the currency of Korea between 1910 and 1945. ...


In 1945, Korea was divided, resulting in separate currencies, both called won, for the South and the North. Both the Southern won and Northern won replaced the yen at par. The Korean peninsula, first divided along the 38th parallel, later along the demarcation line The division of Korea into North Korea and South Korea stems from the 1945 Allied victory in World War II, ending Japans 35-year occupation of Korea. ... North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: 조선민주주의인민공화국; Hanja: 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國), is a country in eastern Asia... This article is about a past currency of South Korea. ... 5000 KPW issued in 2002 The won is the currency of North Korea. ...


The first South Korean won was subdivided into 100 jeon. Only banknotes were issued. Initially, the won was issued by Bank of Joseon, with a similar design to the older notes of the Japanese occupation period. However, there were two subtle and important differences. The new notes replaced the paulownia, the badge of the government of Japan, with the Rose of Sharon, South Korea's national flower; and the clause about exchangeability with the Japanese yen was removed. A new central bank, Bank of Korea was established in 1950, and assumed the duties of Bank of Joseon. The Bank of Joseon was the bank responsible for issuing currency in South Korea from 1910 to June 12, 1950. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Species Between 6-17 species, including: Paulownia catalpifolia Paulownia elongata Paulownia fargesii Paulownia fortunei Paulownia kawakamii Paulownia taiwaniana Paulownia tomentosa Paulownia is a genus of between 6-17 species (depending on taxonomic authority) of plants in the monogeneric family Paulowniaceae, related to and sometimes included in the Scrophulariaceae. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... ISO 4217 Code JPY User(s) Japan Inflation -0. ... Bank of Korea is the national central bank of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


This won was replaced by the hwan on February 15, 1953 at a rate of 1 hwan = 100 won. The won was reintroduced on June 9, 1962 at a rate of 1 won = 10 hwan. It became the sole legal tender on March 22, 1975 with the withdrawal of the last circulating hwan coins. Its ISO 4217 code is KRW. This article is about a past currency of South Korea. ... The hwan was the unit of currency in Korea from 1905 to 1910, and in South Korea from February 15, 1953 to June 9, 1962. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ...


Current status

The highest valued bill, the 10,000 won note, is worth only approximately US$11.[2] Larger transactions are commonly handled by 100,000 won bank checks, dispensed from ATMs. South Koreans use electronic means of payment, intra-bank transfers, and credit cards, to a greater extent than even in the U.S. On the other hand, debit cards are not accepted for payment in businesses.[citation needed] ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... A cashiers check (also known as a bank check, official check, tellers check, or treasurers check) is a check issued by a bank on its own account for the amount paid to the bank by the purchaser with a named payee, and stating the name of the... Outdoor ATMs may be free-standing, like this kiosk, or built into the side of banks or other buildings An automatic teller machine, automated teller machine (ATM) or cash machine is an electronic device that allows a banks customers to make cash withdrawals and check their account balances without... A wire transfer is an electronic transfer of funds. ... Credit cards A credit card system is a type of retail transaction settlement and credit system, named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... A debit card is a plastic card which provides an alternative payment method to cash when making purchases. ...


Due to the low value of the won, redenomination or the idea of issuing 50,000 won and 100,000 won notes has been discussed. However, in October 2006, the Ministry of Finance and Economy ruled out currency redenomination for fear of "negative impact on the economy" such as "inflationary pressure and destabilization of the real estate market". [3]


Denominations

Series designation

The Bank of Korea designates banknote and coin series in an interesting way. Instead of putting those of similar design and issue dates in the same series, they assign series number X to the Xth design of for each individual value. The series number are expressed with korean letters used in alphabetical order, e.g. 가, 나, 다, 라, 마, 바, 사... Therefore, ₩1000 issued in 1983 is series II (나) because it is the second design of all ₩1000 designs since the won introduction in 1962. Bank of Korea is the national central bank of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). ... For other uses, see Hangul (disambiguation). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...


Coins

1966-1972 issued coins

The first coins were put in circulation on August 16, 1966. They were all made of brass and had a face value of 1, 5, and 10 won, replacing the equivalent valued banknotes used at the time. Those were the first coins minted since the reintroduction of the won in 1962. They were also the first Bank of Korea's coins to display the year in term of Common era, compare to the hwan coins which had the minted year according to the Korean calendar. The 1 and 5 won coins also came to replace the 10 and 50 hwan coins that were still in circulation along with the newly issued banknotes. Those two hwan coins were finally declared no longer legal tender on March 22, 1975.[4] A coin is usually a piece of hard material, generally metal, usually in the shape of a disc, and most often issued by a government, to be used as a form of money in transactions. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5-45 % to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Common Era (CE), is the period of measured time beginning with the year 1 on the Gregorian calendar. ... The traditional Korean calendar is directly derived from the Asian calendar. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


In 1968, as the intrinsic value of the brass 1 won coin far surpassed its face value, new aluminium 1 won coins were issued to replace them. As an attempt to further reduced currency production costs, new 5 won and 10 won coins were issued in 1970, using a different composition of brass. The 100 won notes were replaced later that year by 100 won coins, and 50 won notes were also replaced in the same way in 1972.[4] 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

1966-1972 issued coins [1] [2] (Korean)
Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of BOK Series Designation
Obverse Reverse Diameter Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse first minting issue withdrawal
₩1 17.2 mm 1.7 g Brass
60% copper
40% zinc
Plain Rose of Sharon, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1966 August 16, 1966 December 1, 1980 Serie I (가)
₩1 17.2 mm 0.729 g 100% aluminium Plain Rose of Sharon, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1968 August 26, 1968 Still circulating Serie II (나)
₩5 20.4 mm 3.9 g Brass
88% copper
12% zinc
Plain Geobukseon, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1966 August 16, 1966 Still circulating Serie I (가)
₩5 20.4 mm 2.95 g High brass
65% copper
35% zinc
Plain Geobukseon, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1970 July 16, 1970 Still circulating Serie II (나)
₩10 22.86 mm 4.22 g Brass
88% copper
12% zinc
Plain Dabotap Pagoda, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1966 August 16, 1966 Still circulating Serie I (가)
₩10 22.86 mm 4.06 g High brass
65% copper
35% zinc
Plain Dabotap Pagoda, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1970 July 16, 1970 Still circulating Serie II (나)
₩50 21.6 mm 4.16 g 70% copper
18% zinc
12% nickel
Milled Stalk of rice, value (hangul) Value (digit), bank title (hangul), year of minting 1972 December 1, 1972 Still circulating Serie I (가)
₩100 24 mm 5.42 g Cupronickel
75% copper
25% nickel
Yi Sun-sin, value, bank title (hangul) Value (digit), year of minting 1970 November 30, 1970
These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world coins. For table standards, see the coin specification table.

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For other uses, see Hangul (disambiguation). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links 1_won_1968_obverse. ... Image File history File links 1_won_1968_reverse. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Atomic mass 26. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. 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General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... The turtle ship (also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson by its Korean name) was a large warship belonging to panokseon class in Korea under the Joseon Dynasty between the 15th century and 18th century. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Image File history File links 5_won_1970_obverse. ... Image File history File links 5_won_1970_reverse. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5-45 % to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... The turtle ship (also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson by its Korean name) was a large warship belonging to panokseon class in Korea under the Joseon Dynasty between the 15th century and 18th century. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Image File history File links 10_won_1966_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_1966_reverse. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5-45 % to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as pagoda of many treasures, is located in the temple of Bulguksa in Gyeongju, South Korea. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Image File history File links 10_won_1970_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_1970_reverse. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5-45 % to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as pagoda of many treasures, is located in the temple of Bulguksa in Gyeongju, South Korea. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... July 16 is the 197th day (198th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 168 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Image File history File links 50_won_1972_obverse. ... Image File history File links 50_won_1972_reverse. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild species... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Image File history File links 100_won_1970_obverse. ... Image File history File links 100_won_1970_reverse. ... Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and strengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... Yi Sun-sin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598), also commonly transliterated Yi Sun-shin or Yi Soon Shin, was a Korean naval leader noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) during the Joseon Dynasty. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... November 30 is the 334th day (335th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 31 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...

1982-2006 issued coins

With the inflation and the increasing popularity of vending machines 500 won coins were introduced in June 12, 1982 to replace the 500 won notes. In January 1983, with the purpose of standardizing the coin system, new series of 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 won coins were issued, using the same layout as the 500 won coins, but conserving the coins old themes.[4] A vending machine is a machine that dispenses merchandise when a customer deposits sufficient money into a slot or vent to purchase the desired item (as opposed to a shop, where the presence of personnel is required for every purchase). ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Bank of Korea had announced in early 2006 its intention to replaced the current 10 won coin at the end of the year. With the increasing manifacturing price, now at 38 won a coin, and the rumors that some people have been melting them to make jewelry, the new coin will be more cost effective to produce.[5] The coin will be made of copper-coated aluminium with a reduced diameter of 18 mm, and a weight of 1.22 g. Its design will stay unchanged. [6] The new coin will be issued on December 18, 2006.[7] [8]


The 1 and 5 won coins are difficult to find in circulation today, and prices of consumer goods are rounded to 10's.

1982-2006 issued coins [3][9]
Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of BOK Series Designation
Obverse Reverse Diameter Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse first minting issue
₩1 17.2 mm 0.729 g 100% aluminium Plain Rose of Sharon, value (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1983 January 15, 1983 Serie III (다)
₩5 20.4 mm 2.95 g High brass
65% copper
35% zinc
Plain Geobukseon, value (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1983 January 15, 1983 Serie III (다)
₩10 22.86 mm 4.06 g Dabotap Pagoda, value (hangul)
₩10 18 mm 1.22 g Copper plated aluminium
48% copper
52% aluminium
Plain Dabotap pagoda, value (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 2006 December 18, 2006
₩50 21.6 mm 4.16 g 70% copper
18% zinc
12% nickel
Milled Stalk of rice, value (hangul) Value (digit), bank title, year of minting 1983 January 15, 1983 Serie II (나)
₩100 24 mm 5.42 g Cupronickel
75% copper
25% nickel
Yi Sun-sin, value (hangul)
₩500 26.5 mm 7.7 g Crane, value (hangul) 1982 June 12, 1982 Serie I (가)
These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world coins. For table standards, see the coin specification table.

Image File history File links 1_won_1983_obverse. ... Image File history File links 1_won_1983_reverse. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Atomic mass 26. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 5_won_1983_obverse. ... Image File history File links 5_won_1983_reverse. ... Brass is the term used for alloys of copper and zinc, the amount of zinc varying from 5-45 % to create a range of brasses each with unique properties[1]. Note that in comparison bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... The turtle ship (also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson by its Korean name) was a large warship belonging to panokseon class in Korea under the Joseon Dynasty between the 15th century and 18th century. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 10_won_1983_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_1983_reverse. ... The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as pagoda of many treasures, is located in the temple of Bulguksa in Gyeongju, South Korea. ... Image File history File links 10_won_2006_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_2006_reverse. ... Copper plating is the process in which a layer of copper is deposited on the item to be plated by using an electric current. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number aluminium, Al, 13 Chemical series poor metals Group, Period, Block 13, 3, p Appearance silvery Atomic mass 26. ... The stone pagoda Dabotap, also known as pagoda of many treasures, is located in the temple of Bulguksa in Gyeongju, South Korea. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 50_won_1983_obverse. ... Image File history File links 50_won_1983_reverse. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... General Name, Symbol, Number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Atomic mass 65. ... General Name, Symbol, Number nickel, Ni, 28 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 10, 4, d Appearance lustrous, metallic Atomic mass 58. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice is two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southern & southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans[1]. (The term wild rice can refer to wild species... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 100_won_1983_obverse. ... Image File history File links 100_won_1983_reverse. ... Cupronickel is an alloy of copper, nickel and strengthening impurities, such as iron and manganese. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... 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Banknotes

1962-1969 issued notes

With the introduction of the new won in 1962 six new banknote denominations were issued: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 won. The notes were printed in England by Thomas De La Rue Company. Later that year the Bank of Korea issued new 10 and 100 won notes to replace the British notes with notes printed domestically by the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation, as well as 10 and 50 jeon notes to help in the settlement of change in smaller transactions. In 1965 100 won notes (Serie III) were printed using intaglio printing techniques, for the first time on domestically printed notes, to reduce counterfeiting. Replacements for the British 500 won notes followed in 1966 also using intaglio printing, and for the 50 won notes in 1969 using litho-printing.[4] A £20 Bank of England banknote. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... De La Rue is a British commercial printer and papermaker. ... Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation(KOMSCO) is the mint of coins and printer of banknotes for the Bank of Korea. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-yo, IPA: ) is a printmaking technique in which the image is incised into a surface. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-yo, IPA: ) is a printmaking technique in which the image is incised into a surface. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Negative lithography stone and positive print of a map of Munich. ...

1962 Thomas De La Rue Series [4] (Korean)
Image Value Dimensions Main color Description Date of BOK Series Designation
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse issue withdrawal
₩1 94 × 50 mm Pink Bank of Korea's symbol Value June 10, 1962 May 20, 1970 None
₩5 Blue May 1, 1969
₩10 108 × 54 mm Green September 1, 1962 Serie I (가)
₩50 156 × 66 mm Orange Haegeumgang near Geoje Torch, value May 20, 1970
₩100 Green Independence Gate February 14, 1969
₩500 Grey Namdaemun February 3, 1967
1962-1969 KOMSCO Series [5] (Korean)
10 jeon 90 × 50 mm Blue "Bank of Korea" and value (Korean) "Bank of Korea" and value (English) December 1, 1962 December 1, 1980 None
50 jeon Brown
₩10 140 × 63 mm Purple Cheomseongdae Geobukseon September 21, 1962 October 30, 1973 Serie II (나)
₩50 149 × 64 mm Green and orange / Blue Pagoda Gongweon in Seoul Beacon, Rose of Sharon March 21, 1969 Serie II (나)
₩100 156 × 66 mm Green Independence Gate Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace November 1, 1962 Serie II (나)
Sejong the Great Main building of the Bank of Korea August 14, 1965 December 1, 1980 Serie III (다)
₩500 165 × 73 mm Brown Namdaemun Geobukseon August 16, 1966 May 10, 1975 Serie II (나)
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world banknotes. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

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Image File history File links 10_won_serieI_reverse. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Image File history File links 50_won_serieI_obverse. ... Image File history File links 50_won_serieI_reverse. ... Geoje is a city located in South Gyeongsang province, just off the coast of the port city of Busan, South Korea. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieI_obverse. ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieI_reverse. ... The Independence Gate (Hangul: 독립문) is a memorial gate located in Seoul, South Korea. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Image File history File links 500_won_serieI_obverse. ... Image File history File links 500_won_serieI_reverse. ... Namdaemun is located in the heart of Seoul and is an area with a mix of old and new. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation(KOMSCO) is the mint of coins and printer of banknotes for the Bank of Korea. ... Image File history File links 10_jeon_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_jeon_reverse. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Image File history File links 50_jeon_obverse. ... Image File history File links 50_jeon_reverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_serieII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10_won_serieII_reverse. ... Cheomseongdae is a stone tower that seems to have been built in the middle 7th century in Gyeongju by Silla. ... The turtle ship (also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson by its Korean name) was a large warship belonging to panokseon class in Korea under the Joseon Dynasty between the 15th century and 18th century. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Image File history File links 50_won_serieII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 50_won_serieII_reverse. ... Seoul (Sŏul[1] 서울)   is the capital and largest city of South Korea (Republic of Korea). ... This page discusses Beacons, fires designed to attract attention. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieII_reverse. ... The Independence Gate (Hangul: 독립문) is a memorial gate located in Seoul, South Korea. ... Gyeongbokgung is a palace located in Seoul, South Korea. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieIII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 100_won_serieIII_reverse. ... Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. ... Bank of Korea is the national central bank of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 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1972-1979 issued notes

With the economic development from the 60s the value of the 500 won notes became lower, resulting in a greater use of cashier's checks with higher fixed denominations as means of payment, as well as an increased use of counterfeited ones.[4]


Higher denomination notes of 5000 won and 10,000 won were first introduced in 1972 and 1973 respectively. The 5000 won notes featured the portrait of Joseon Dynasty scholar Yi I, while the 10,000 won notes featured King Sejong the Great. Those two notes incorporated new security features, including watermark, security thread, and ultraviolet response fibers. The release of 10,000 won notes was planned to be at the same time as the 5000 won notes but problems with the main theme delayed it by a year.[10] 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) (also Chosun), sometimes known as the Yi Dynasty, was a dynasty founded by General Yi Seonggye in what is modern day Korea, and lasted for five centuries as one of the worlds longest running monarchies. ... Yi I (26 December 1536-1584) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his older contemporary, Yi Hwang (Toegye). ... Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. ... This Crown & CA (for Crown Agent) watermark was standard for postage stamps of the British colonies from the 1880s to the 1920s. ... A security thread is a security feature of many bank notes to protect against counterfeiting, consisting of a thin ribbon which is threaded through the notes paper. ...


Newly designed 500 won notes were also released in 1973 featuring the portrait of naval hero Yi Sun-sin. And the need of a medium denomination resulted in the issue of 1,000 won notes in 1975 featuring the portrait of Confucian scholar Yi Hwang. 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Yi Sun-sin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598), also commonly transliterated Yi Sun-shin or Yi Soon Shin, was a Korean naval leader noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) during the Joseon Dynasty. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Korean Confucianism is the form of Confucianism developed in Korea. ... Yi Hwang(李滉 1501-1570) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). ...


The notes are printed using inglio printing. Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-yo, IPA: ) is a printmaking technique in which the image is incised into a surface. ...

1972-1973 Series [6] (Korean)
Image Value Dimensions Main color Description Date of BOK Series Designation Plate produced
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark issue withdrawal
₩5000 167 × 77 mm Brown Yi I Main building of the Bank of Korea July 1, 1972 December 1, 1980 Serie I (가) By Thomas de la Rue [11]
₩10 000 171 × 81 mm Brown Sejong the Great, Rose of Sharon Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace June 12, 1973 November 10, 1981 Serie I (가) In Japan [10]
1973-1979 Series [7] (Korean)
₩500 159 × 69 mm Green and pink Yi Sun-sin, Geobukseon Yi Sun-sin's Shrine at Hyeonchungsa None September 1, 1973 May 12, 1993 Serie III (다)
₩1000 163 × 73 mm Purple Yi Hwang, Rose of Sharon Dosan Seowon (Dosan Confucian Academy) August 14, 1975 Serie I (가) In Japan [12]
₩5000 167 × 77 mm Orange Yi I Ojukheon in Gangneung June 1, 1977 May 12, 1993 Serie II (나) In Japan [11]
₩10 000 171 × 81 mm Green Sejong the Great, Water clock Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace, Rose of Sharon June 15, 1979 May 12, 1993 Serie II (나) In Japan [10]
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world banknotes. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

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Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace) is a palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 500_won_serieIII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 500_won_serieIII_reverse. ... Yi Sun-sin (April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598), also commonly transliterated Yi Sun-shin or Yi Soon Shin, was a Korean naval leader noted for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Japanese invasions of Korea (1592-1598) during the Joseon Dynasty. ... The turtle ship (also known as Geobukseon or Kobukson by its Korean name) was a large warship belonging to panokseon class in Korea under the Joseon Dynasty between the 15th century and 18th century. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Image File history File links 1000_won_serieI_obverse. ... Image File history File links 1000_won_serieI_reverse. ... Yi Hwang(李滉 1501-1570) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... Dosan Seowon (alternatively, Tosansowon) was established in 1574 in what is present day Andong, South Korea, in memory of and four years after the death of Confucian scholar Yi Hwang by some of his disciples and other Confucian authorities. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Image File history File links 5000_won_serieII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 5000_won_serieII_reverse. ... Yi I (26 December 1536-1584) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his older contemporary, Yi Hwang (Toegye). ... Gangneung is a city in Gangwon Province, on the east coast of South Korea. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Image File history File links 10000_won_serieII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10000_won_serieII_reverse. ... Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. ... The Borugak Jagyeongnu (Water Clock of Borugak Pavilion), classified as a scientific instrument, is the 229th National Treasure of South Korea and was designated by the South Korean government on March 3, 1985. ... Gyeongbokgung (Gyeongbok Palace) is a palace located in northern Seoul, South Korea. ... Binomial name H. syriacus L. Hibiscus syriacus, the common garden Hibiscus, is also confusingly called Rose of Sharon in some areas, a name originally applied to other plants. ... June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

1983-2002 issued notes

In 1983, as part of its policy of rationalizing the currency system, the Bank of Korea issued a new set of notes, as well as a new set of coins. Some of the note's most notable features were distinguishable marks for the blind under the watermark and the addition of machine readable language in preparation for mechanization of cash handling. They were also printed on better quality cotton pulp to reduce the production costs by extending their circulation life.[4] 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


To cope with the deregulation of imports of colour printer and the increasing use of computers ans scanners, modified 5000 won and 10,000 won notes were released between 1994 and 2002 with various new security features, which included: colour-shifting ink, microprint, segmented metal thread, moiré, and EURion constellation. The latest version of the 5000 and 10,000 won are easily identifiable by the copyright information inscribed under the watermark: "© 한국은행" and year of issue on the obverse, "© The Bank of Korea" and year of issue on the reverse. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A moiré pattern is an interference pattern created, for example, when two grids are overlaid at an angle, or when they have slightly different mesh sizes. ... The small circles or dots constituting the EURion constellation are clearly visible on the centre-left of 10 euro banknotes. ...


The plates for the 5000 won notes were produced in Japan while the ones for the 1000 and 10,000 won notes were produced by the Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation. They were all printed in intaglio.[10][11][12] Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-yo, IPA: ) is a printmaking technique in which the image is incised into a surface. ...


With the release of a new set of notes, no plan as yet been made to withraw these notes from circulation.[13]

1983-2002 Series [8] (Korean)
Image Value Dimensions Main Color Description Date of issue BOK Series Designation Modification
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark
₩1000 151 × 76 mm Purple Yi Hwang Dosan Seowon (Dosan Confucian Academy) Reversed portrait June 11, 1983 Serie II (나)
₩5000 156 × 76 mm Orange Yi I Ojukheon in Gangneung June 11, 1983 Serie III (다)
June 12, 2002 Serie IV (라) Color-shifting ink on the dots for blinds, segmented metal thread, copyright inscription
₩10 000 161 × 76 mm Green Sejong the Great, Water clock Gyeonghoeru Pavilion at Gyeongbok Palace October 8, 1983 Serie III (다)
January 20, 1994 Serie IV (라) Segmented metal thread, microprint under the water clock, moiré on watermark area, intaglio latent image
Reversed portrait, Taeguk June 19, 2000 Serie V (마) Color-shifting ink on the dots for blinds, removal of moiré, EURion constellation, copyright inscription
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world banknotes. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

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2006-2007 issued notes

The Bank of Korea is releasing a set of smaller banknotes with a new design and improved security features starting in 2006. The decision was taken due to an increase of counterfeited notes detected of 50% every year between 1998 and 2004.[14] The 5000 won notes were released on January 2, 2006, and the 1000 and 10,000 won notes are planned to be released in January 2007. The 5000 won notes were release first since they were the most forged notes (2508 out of the 3153 forged notes detected in the 1st quarter of 2005, an increase of eighteen-fold from the same time in the previous year) and they are circulating in a smaller volume (about 6% of all circulating notes).[14] The portraits remained the same as the old notes, but the main colour of the 1000 won notes was changed to make it easier to differentiate it from the 5000 won notes at night.[14] 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Several new security features are added, including: [15] [16] [17]

  • EURion constellation on all notes, which was previously on available only Serie V 10,000 won notes.
  • Color-shifting holograms on 5000 and 10,000 won notes. Note that they depict the whole Korean Peninsula.
  • Micro printing on several key locations, including on the collar of the portaits of the 5000 and 10,000 won notes.

There are also a few other changes beside security features. On the obverse side, the seal of the Bank changed from red, circle shaped to squared shaped of the same color as the note. This is due to popular complaints that the old seal is a remaining symbol of Japanese Imperialism.[citation needed] The shape of the seal did not change when the Japanese left Korea. On the reverse side, the English name of the Bank also changed from "The Bank of Korea" to "Bank of Korea". It is unknown whether this is intentional or a benign mistake. The small circles or dots constituting the EURion constellation are clearly visible on the centre-left of 10 euro banknotes. ... This article is about the photographic technique. ... The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Modification to ATMs and vending machines to accept the new noted are not planned to go underway until the release of the new 10,000 won notes in January, 2007. So currently the new 5000 won notes cannot be mechanically processed.[18] January is the first month of the year and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The BOK planned the released date of the new 1000 and 10,000 won notes so that they will be in full circulation by the Lunar New Year. They expect, at the time, that 60% of the ATMs will be modified to process the new notes.[13] The traditional culture of Korea is shared by South Korea and North Korea, but there are regional differences. ...

2006-2007 Series [9] (Korean)
Image Value Dimensions Main Color Description Date of issue BOK Series Designation
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse Watermark
₩1000 136 × 68 mm Blue Yi Hwang, Myungryundang in Seonggyungwan, ume flowers "Gyesangjeonggeodo"; a painting Yi Hwang in Dosan Seowon by Jeong Seon Reversed portrait, value January 22, 2007 (planned) Serie III (다)
₩5000 142 × 68 mm Red and yellow Yi I, Ojukheon in Gangneung, black bamboo "Insects and Plants", a painting of a watermelon and cockscombs by Yi I's mother Sin Saimdang January 2, 2006 Serie V (마)
₩10 000 148 × 68 mm Green Sejong the Great, Irworobongdo, a folding screen for Joseon-era kings, and text from the second chapter of Yongbieocheonga, the first work of literature written in Korean Globe of Honcheonsigye and Cheonsang Yeolcha Bunyajido in the background January 22, 2007 (planned) Serie VI (바)
These images are to scale at 0.7 pixels per millimeter, a standard for world banknotes. For table standards, see the banknote specification table.

Image File history File links 1000_won_serieIII_obverse. ... Image File history File links 1000_won_serieIII_reverse. ... Yi Hwang(李滉 1501-1570) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). ... The Seonggyungwan was established in 1398 to offer prayers and memorials to Confucius and his disciples, and to promote the study of the Confucian canon. ... Binomial name Prunus mume Siebold & Zucc. ... Yi Hwang(李滉 1501-1570) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). ... Dosan Seowon (alternatively, Tosansowon) was established in 1574 in what is present day Andong, South Korea, in memory of and four years after the death of Confucian scholar Yi Hwang by some of his disciples and other Confucian authorities. ... Landscape of Kumgangsan in Korea, painted by Jeong Seon. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 5000_won_serieV_obverse. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 5000_won_serieV_reverse. ... Yi I (26 December 1536-1584) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his older contemporary, Yi Hwang (Toegye). ... Gangneung is a city in Gangwon Province, on the east coast of South Korea. ... Binomial name Phyllostachys nigra Phyllostachys nigra, also known as Black Bamboo, is a species of Phyllostachys, a genus of Bamboo. ... Yi I (26 December 1536-1584) was one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his older contemporary, Yi Hwang (Toegye). ... Sin Saimdang (1504-1551) was a Korean artist and calligraphist, and the mother of the Confucian scholar Yulgok. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links 10000_won_serieVI_obverse. ... Image File history File links 10000_won_serieVI_reverse. ... Sejong the Great (May 6, 1397 – May 18, 1450, r. ... The Honcheonsigye is an astronomical clock created by Song I-yeong in 1669. ... Cheonsang Yeolcha Bunyajido is a 14th century Korean star map, copies of which were spread nationwide in the Joseon Dynasty. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Historical exchange rate

Shortly after the end of the Japanese occupation on August 15, 1945 the won got pegged to the US dollar instead of the Japanese yen. At the reintroduction of the won in 1962 its value was at 1 USD = ₩125. The exchange rate had inflated to a fixed 1 USD = ₩580 by early 1980, where efforts were initiated to lead to a floating currency. The won was finally allowed to float on December 24, 1997 when an agreement was signed with the International Monetary Fund.[19] Shortly after, the won got devaluated to almost half of its value, as part of the East Asian financial crisis. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... A fixed exchange rate, sometimes (less commonly) called a pegged exchange rate, is a type of exchange rate regime wherein a currencys value is matched to the value of another single currency or to a basket of other currencies, or to another measure of value, such as gold. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... A floating exchange rate or a flexible exchange rate is a type of exchange rate regime wherein a currencys value is allowed to fluctuate according to the foreign exchange market. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that oversees the global financial system by observing exchange rates and balance of payments, as well as offering financial and technical assistance when requested. ... The East Asian financial crisis was a period of economic unrest that started in July 1997 in Thailand and affected currencies, stock markets, and other asset prices in several Asian countries, many considered East Asian Tigers. ...

Current KRW exchange rates
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South Korean won to U.S. dollar exchange rate from January 1989 to July 2006.
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South Korean won to U.S. dollar exchange rate from January 1989 to July 2006.
Japanese yen to South Korean won exchange rate from January 1989 to July 2006.
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Japanese yen to South Korean won exchange rate from January 1989 to July 2006.

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References

  1. ^ Bank of Korea. 우리나라의 화폐, 현용화폐 (Korean). Retrieved on 2006-12-11. “한글로만 표기" → Translation: "Spelling in hangul only
  2. ^ As of December 3, 2006, KRW 10,000 was equal to USD 10.85. Universal Currency Converter. Retrieved on 2006-12-03.
  3. ^ "Ministry Rules Out Re-Denomination of Currency", The Korea Times, 2006-10-09. Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Currency Issue System. Bank of Korea. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
  5. ^ "New W10 Coin to Debut", The Korea Times, 2006-01-13. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  6. ^ "New 10-won Coins to Debut", KBS Global, 2006-08-10. Retrieved on 2006-12-11.
  7. ^ "1원짜리 만한 10원 동전 18일 나온다", Daum Media, 2006-12-11. Retrieved on 2006-12-11. (in Korean)
  8. ^ "New 10-won Coins to Debut Next Week", KBS Global, 2006-12-11. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  9. ^ 부산본부 (2006-12-12). 새 10원 동전, 12. 18(월)부터 발행 (Korean) (hwp). Bank of Korea. Retrieved on 2006-12-12.
  10. ^ a b c d Brief History of current Korea notes in circulation; 10,000 won note (Flash and HTML). Bank of Korea. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.
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  13. ^ a b Bank of Korea (2006-07-26). Issue of New 10,000-won Notes and 1,000-won Notes on January 22, 2007 (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  14. ^ a b c Bank of Korea (2005-04-18). New Banknotes Planned to Deter Counterfeiting (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-12-16.
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  16. ^ Bank of Korea (2006-11-02). 5,000-won Notes Design Unveiled to the Public (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-12-16.
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  18. ^ Bank of Korea (2005-12-03). Issue of New 5,000-won Notes on January 2, 2006 (PDF). Retrieved on 2006-10-17.
  19. ^ Kurt Schuler (2004-02-29). Tables of modern monetary history: Asia. Currency Boards and Dollarization. Retrieved on 2006-11-16.
  • (2005) George S. Cuhaj, (S. editor): Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, Vol. 3: Modern Issues, 1961-Date, 11th ed., KP Books. ISBN 0-89689-160-7.
  • (2003) Chester L. Krause, Cliffor Mischler, Colin R. Bruce II, et al. (editors): 2004 Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1901-present, 31st ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87349-593-4.
  • Albert Pick (1996). Neil Shafer, George S. Cuhaj, Colin R. Bruce II (editors): Standard Catalog of World Paper Money: General Issues to 1960, 8th ed., Krause Publications. ISBN 0-87341-469-1.

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