Monday, September 12, 2011

2008 South Korea 100 Won

Do you have a Korean coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

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
Year: 2008
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in Fine

Do you have a coin from Korea and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

89 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

baselle said...

I got a couple of these babies during an 11 hr layover in Inchon Airport. Thanks for information - I thought it was Confucius ... luckily I didn't open my mouth. :)

Man said...

I got a couple of these babies during an 11 hr layover in Inchon Airport. Thanks for information - I thought it was Confucius ... luckily I didn't open my mouth. :)

Honest mistake if you did speak up. They are cool to find just to imagine the distance they traveled.

baselle said...

Man, how often do you find silver dimes out and about? This afternoon I found my 4th one in a year. Who needs to invest in precious metals if you just find them and keep them?

Man said...

how often do you find silver dimes out and about?
--About once a year, lately they are becoming scarcer but a few years ago I would find half a dozen a year.

This afternoon I found my 4th one in a year.
--That's great hopefully you'll continue finding them.

Anonymous said...

so a 2002 wont be worth much?

Man said...

so a 2002 wont be worth much?

If the exact same 100 Won then yes, about $0.10 in fine.

Anonymous said...

JUST GOT A 1999 100 WON IS IT WORTH ANY THING?

Man said...

1999 100 WON about $0.25 in very-fine

Anonymous said...

i have a 2007 100 won but it is red not silver/gold. Maybe someone just painted over it?

Man said...

2007 100 won but it is red not silver/gold.

Sounds painted, often happens during holidays as red is considered lucky.

No extra value.

Kay said...

Hey We found a 1974 coin like this. How much would u think it is worth?

Man said...

We found a 1974 coin like this.

About $0.15

Anonymous said...

I have a 1953 one with flowers in the back but its still 100 hwan, how much would that be?

Man said...

1953 one with flowers in the back but its still 100 hwan, how much would that be?

I'm not sure what you have, can you put a picture online somewhere and copy & paste the link here.

Anonymous said...

What if the date is 1992???? would i still be the same amont???

Man said...

What if the date is 1992???? would i still be the same amont???

If you mean South Korea 100 Won then yes about $0.10 in fine.

d s said...

have a 2000? how much would it be worth?

Man said...

2000 South Korea 100 Won about $0.10

Anonymous said...

1990 100 won value? Thanks

Man said...

1990 100 won about $0.10

Anonymous said...

What is the worth of a year 2000 100 won?

Man said...

year 2000 100 won about $0.10

ChristyC44 said...

I just found a 1992 copper-nickel 100 won south korean coin in my mom's change bag. What can you tell me about it? Please email me. Christyc530@gmail.com

Man said...

1992 copper-nickel 100 won south korean coin

Type/Country: 100 Won / Korea-South
Year: 1992
Mintage: 240,000,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.10 in Fine

rakesh goel said...

Hey i have 2010 coin like this. How much would u think it is worth?

Man said...

i have 2010 coin like this

About $0.10 value has not changed.

Anonymous said...

I have the same coin but it is from 1991 what is it worth

Man said...

same coin but it is from 1991

About $0.10

Anonymous said...

I found a korean coin but mine only has the number 100 on it with korean symbols below that with the number 50 inbetween the symbols. and on the other side there is three flowers and korean symbols. I have looked on google for one that looks like mine but none match up exactly. If you can help me please respond i would like to know the value!

Man said...

korean coin but mine only has the number 100 on it with korean symbols below that with the number 50 inbetween the symbols. and on the other side there is three flowers and korean symbols

Not Korean it sounds Japanese.

100 yen about $1.20 depending on year.

Anonymous said...

i have a silver one that was made in 1992 does that make a difference?

Man said...

i have a silver one that was made in 1992 does that make a difference?

In circulated grade not really, about $0.25.

Caleb Hart said...

I have a 2007 100 cent piece like this. I had wondered which country it was from. Thanks for the info.

Man said...

2007 100 cent piece like this. I had wondered which country it was from.

South Korea.

Anonymous said...

I have 9 , 100 won coins. The oldest is 1977 pretty good shape and the newest is a 2001 . It sounds like I need to find one more to have $1.00 worth of coins. I wasn`t sure? Is this about correct?

Man said...

100 won coins. The oldest is 1977 pretty good shape and the newest is a 2001 .

In circulated condition they are about $0.20 on average.

1981 and 1998 have a slightly higher value but that around $0.50 in average grade.

mlovmo said...

To get the value of ANY South Korean coin (1966-present), google "Circulation coins of Korea". The first link that you see has a history of ALL of South Korea's currency, including the values of the coins in Korea versus their value as listed in the "Standard Catalog of World Coins" book.

Here's the direct link:
http://www.dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html

Man said...

@mlovmo

LOL

Anonymous said...

I have one Silver 100 on back year 1975 , what is value ?















Man said...

one Silver 100 on back year 1975

About $0.15

Linda Johnson said...

I have a 2011 100 silver coin, what is it and what is it worth?

Man said...

2011 100 silver coin

Assuming Korean about $0.10 but without a better description or link to an image I cannot be 100%.

Lynx217 said...

I have 5 of these 4 of them are newer but one is a 1977. Cool... and how cool, once you told me what country, the moment I googled it, it brought up your blog and the right coin LOL. You rock!

Man said...

I have 5 of these 4 of them are newer but one is a 1977. Cool... and how cool, once you told me what country, the moment I googled it, it brought up your blog and the right coin LOL. You rock!

Thanks, these coins are common so collectors ignore them. I am one of the few people who gets excited when I find a 100 Won.

Anonymous said...

1982 won coin how much is it worth?

Man said...

1982 won coin about $0.10

Jessica Smith said...

My coin has a flower on the back with the number 100 on the front with no year , how much is this worth

Man said...

My coin has a flower on the back with the number 100 on the front with no year

Possible not Korean but they average about $0.10.

Tina Holifield said...

I have a 1986 silver 100 Chinese coin and I would like to know the value for the coin

Man said...

1986 silver 100 Chinese coin

Assuming a this is Korean since there are no 100 Chinese coins it is about $0.10.

Anonymous said...

Hello guys, I found a Korean currency(coin) with a large 500 on one of its side having 2006 on top of the amount and a pelican in the other side flying. How much does it worth, is it a Korean-South or North, send me its history and what is it called. Thanks. Joiyce.

Man said...

Korean currency(coin) with a large 500 on one of its side having 2006 on top of the amount and a pelican in the other side flying.

2006 South Korean 500 won

It is a Manchurian crane in the other side.

They were made and used from 1982-presnt.

170,000,000 were minted.
Copper-Nickel metal.

About $1.00 in value.

Anonymous said...

hi there ,i found 1992 100won silver and 1995 500won ...tnx

Vineet Mishra said...

i have get 2 coins 100 south Korean,

first is on dated 1988,
second is of dated 1996

Man said...

1992 100won silver about $0.20
1995 500won about $1.00

Man said...

100 south Korean,

first is on dated 1988 about $0.10
second is of dated 1996 about $0.10

Anonymous said...

Got a 100 from 1988

Man said...

100 from 1988

About $0.10.

terry eberly said...

I just found a 2008 100 south Korea coin. What is the actual value.I'm interested to finding this out. And if it would be worth anything in the future.

Man said...

2008 100 south Korea coin

About $0.10 for the next 50 years or more.

Hope Perez said...

I have one that says 1979 under 100... How much is that worth?

Man said...

one that says 1979 under 100

About $0.10

Camerist Obscured said...

Found a 2008 100 Won coin in a stack I was about to load into a bar pool table in Beverly, Massachusetts. Cool find!

Man said...

2008 100 Won coin

Cool about $0.10

April Kirby said...

I have one of these it says 1973 on it. Is that not the year its from? And is it worth anything. Not that I would sell it.

Man said...

one of these it says 1973 on it. Is that not the year its from?

Yes it is from 1973, about $0.15

Anonymous said...

My Son found this 1988 Korean coin with a 100 on the back what's the value

Man said...

1988 Korean coin with a 100

About $0.10

Anonymous said...

What about a 1991 100 yen??

Man said...

1991 100 yen about $0.85

Praveen Kumar said...

I got a coin of 1977 of south korea with confusious photo one side at the other 100 tell me the value and buyer if interested plz let me know at praveenkusoni@gmail.com, izohok@gmail.com +91 9326980088, +919407905088

Man said...

1977 of south korea with confusious photo one side at the other 100

About $0.10

omiragua ejiro felix said...

just found this 1995 korean 100 won what is the worth?

Unknown said...

Just found one dated 2009 in my coin purse. What do I do with it.

Man said...

1995 korean 100 won

About $0.10

Man said...

Just found one dated 2009 in my coin purse. What do I do with it.

About $0.10 keep it or pass it on.

Lloyd Williams said...

i found one that says 1992 how much is it worth

Man said...

one that says 1992

About $0.10

Anonymous said...

1997 SKR 100 Won

Toni Reynolds said...

I have a 2004 coin that looks just like the picture but it just says 2004

oomi IJAZ said...

i have 5 coin

ankur singh said...

Just found one dated 1988 in my coin purse. What do I do with it. And how much is it worth ...please tell me...

ankur singh said...

I got a coin of 1988 of south korea with confusious photo one side at the other 100 tell me the value and buyer if interested plz let me know at singhankur67@gmail.com

Man said...

1997 SKR 100 Won about $0.10

Man said...

coin that looks just like the picture but it just says 2004 about $0.10

Man said...

i have 5 coin

What year?
What country?
What denomination?

Man said...

Just found one dated 1988 in my coin purse. What do I do with it. And how much is it worth

About $0.10, keep it as it is difficult to sell.

Michelle Smith said...

I have a north Korean coin it's similar to the one posted except the 100 is on one side with 1979 under it flower symbols around the coin with dots around those. The other side is the same except the Korean symbols are under the man's head and on the sides. The symbols under his head are the same symbols that are under the 100 on the coin shown above. Same coin just reversed places

Man said...

north Korean coin it's similar to the one posted except the 100 is on one side with 1979 under it flower symbols around the coin with dots around those. The other side is the same except the Korean symbols are under the man's head and on the sides. The symbols under his head are the same symbols that are under the 100 on the coin shown above. Same coin just reversed places

This is actually a South Korean coin, about $0.15