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in steemsilvergold •  15 days ago 
I honestly don't remember when, nor where, this coin came into my collection.

This coin features Admiral Yi Sun-sin on the obverse. This man, who lived from 1545 to 1598, was a commander of the naval fleet under the the rulers of Joseon Dynasty.

Despite the fact that he had no prior naval training, Admiral Yi was never defeated at sea nor lost a single ship under his command to enemy action, and military historians have placed him on par with Admiral Horatio Nelson as one of the greatest naval commanders in history. [source]

Even in death, he was a staunch strategist. His purported last words after being mortally wounded in battle were: "The battle is at its height. Beat my war drums. Do not announce my death."  [4]

To the left and right of the portrait is written the denomination of the coin "100 WON" in the Hangul lettering of the Korean language. Across the bottom of the coin is "BANK OF KOREA." Contrary to convention in Western culture, there is no privy mark to honor the engraver, Kang Bak.

The reverse is especially simple and beautiful: the denomination "100" appears above the year-of-minting, surrounded by a lovely geometric design which repeats, encircling the coin. I really like the artistry of the reverse of this coin, and both sides are uncluttered and elegant in appearance.


The face-value of this copper-nickel coin is only about USD $0.08 today, and the collector value is USD $1.00, roughly. This coin is still in circulation, so is valid legal tender in Korea.


   1 Numista.com: South Korea 100 Won
   2 Wikipedia: Hangul
   3 Wikipedia: South Korean 'Won'
   4 Wikipedia: Yi Sun-sin


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That coincollection is getting big !!

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That's great! Apologies for the delay (too many accounts) and will do it now.

REALLY glad you clarified that you did NOT reach into the collection box on Sunday morning. Thanks for presenting this one on #pypt @pypt today!

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I probably have a lot of these.

What a neat coin! #pypt directed me to it, glad it did. I remember working at a convenience store during college when a very drunk man came in with a was of 1930's $20 bills. he paid, and I exchanged with some cash I had. Very neat experience

I've never read one of your coin collection pieces before, I've been all about your barns. Love the detail you've gone into about this coin. And I wonder, was that last battle won?
I'm so glad I at least TRIED to get in on PYPT last night, I had a really good post on Wednesday that is not getting enough attention. Oh well. Hope to see you there next week, and that I again manage to make a post I think is worthy of self-promotion!