100 Hwan, Korea, 1959

100 Hwan, Korea, 1959

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 100 hwan specimen coin
Korea, 1959
Obverse Image: Denomination flanked two bong whang (mystical birds), date per the Korean calendar
Obverse Text: 4292 / REPUBLIC / OF / KOREA / 100
Reverse Image: Left-facing portrait bust of the Republic of Korea’s first president, Syngman Rhee with denomination to left in hangul.
Reverse Text: Romanization: BAEG / HWAN / HANGUG-EUNHAENG (Translation: 100 hwan The Bank of Korea).
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
United States Mint
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
copper-nickel (overall material)
overall: 1.5 mm x 26 mm; 1/16 in x 1 1/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bank of Korea
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East Asian Coins
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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