Won Coins

Some articles on coins, won:

Second South Korean Won - Coins
... Until 1966, 10 and 50 hwan coins, revalued as 1 and 5 won, were the only coins in circulation ... New coins, denominated in won, were introduced by the Bank of Korea on August 16, 1966 in denominations of 1, 5 and 10 won, with the 1 won struck in brass and the 5 and 10 won in bronze ... These were the first South Korean coins to display the date in the Common era, earlier coins having used the Korean calendar ...

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