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Old April 4 2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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Coin ID Help?

Can anyone ID this coin, I have no idea what Country its from?
it was in some loose change I received.

and maybe its value out of curiosity?
Thanks in advance Bill.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:20 AM   #2
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It looks Korean.
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Old April 4 2013, 01:26 AM   #3
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Re: Coin ID Help?

Yes, it is a South Korean 100 Won coin, as shown here

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The picture is of Admiral Yi Sun-shin (이순신)
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If you’ve ever been to Gwanghwamun (a famous tourist attraction in Seoul), there’s this ultra awesome statue of a guy with a big ol’ whooping stick. That’s Admiral Yi Sun-Shin, one of Korea’s most legendary badasses. He fought off Japanese invaders during the Imjin War that Yulgok (5,000 won guy) warned about. And he did it with these uber cool ships called Turtle ships, complete with a spikey shell and smoke breathing dragon head. (The ship is also on the 5 won coin). What makes Admiral Yi the stuff of legends are the battles he fought (he also had Hollywood-worthy quotes). His most “don’t mess with this guy” moment was the Battle of Myeongnyang, when he defeated 333 ships with only 13 of his own. While he was fighting, we’re pretty sure he screamed out “This is Sparta Korea!”
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Old April 4 2013, 01:41 AM   #4
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Re: Coin ID Help?

Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
Can anyone ID this coin, I have no idea what Country its from?
it was in some loose change I received.

and maybe its value out of curiosity?
Thanks in advance Bill.
As mentioned it's a 100 won coin from S Korea. The front with Adm Lee says Bek Won. Is the image correct here or is it reversed? If that is the coin it's backwards and might be worth something to the right collector. The back says Hanguk Enheng, Korea Bank (Bank of Korea.)
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Old April 4 2013, 02:00 AM   #5
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Re: Coin ID Help?

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Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
Can anyone ID this coin, I have no idea what Country its from?
it was in some loose change I received.

and maybe its value out of curiosity?
Thanks in advance Bill.
As mentioned it's a 100 won coin from S Korea. The front with Adm Lee says Bek Won. Is the image correct here or is it reversed? If that is the coin it's backwards and might be worth something to the right collector. The back says Hanguk Enheng, Korea Bank (Bank of Korea.)
Thanks all, no its the way I scanned it then flipped it in paint.(I could never be that lucky).

A quick check shows its worth about 10¢,
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Old April 9 2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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It's pretty, though. You could drill a tiny hole into it and turn it into a charm for a bracelet or necklace
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