First Korean find in about a decade. Technically a South Korean find but there is always a chance the two Koreas will reunite in the future. In anticipation of reunification the Korean coin are often listed as Korea-South and Korea-North.
Since South Korea is a free country tourism is a big business and none of their modern coins are rare. Most are simple and have little value above the exchange rate of 100 South Korean Won = 9 U.S. Cents Now if I found a North Korean coin that would be a different story.
백(100) bust of Yi Sun-sin 원(Won)
2008 above 100 above 한 국 은 행(Bank of Korea)
There is always confusion when non-collectors try to describe this coin. the say it has the date on one side, a big hundred, and on the other Confucius. That last part is wrong. Yi Sun-sin is on the coin and he was a late 16th century naval commander who had some incredible victories during times of war. He is often used a symbol of strength, leadership, and even reunification.
Here are the stats...
Type/Country: 100 Won / Korea-South
Value: $0.10 in Fine
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