North Korean won
The won (symbol: ₩; code: KPW) or Korean People's Won is the official currency of North Korea. It is subdivided into 100 chon. The won is issued by the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic...
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Etymology of the Korean currencies
The won is the currency of both North and South Korea. Won is a cognate of the Chinese currency unit, the yuan, and the Japanese currency unit, the yen, meaning "round object". The won is subdivided i...
Etymology of the Korean currencies - Wikipedia
History of the Korean currencies
The history of Korean currencies dates back as far as the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392) when the first iron coins were minted. During that period, even though some imported Chinese currency was also in ci...
Korean won
The won (원, 圓) was the currency of Korea between 1902 and 1910. It was subdivided into 100 chon (전, 錢).
Won is a cognate of the Chinese yuan and Japanese yen.
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Korean mun
The mun was introduced as the main currency of Korea in 1633 and stayed in use until 1892. It resembled and was derived from the Chinese wen (cognate also to the Japanese mon and Vietnamese van). Coin...
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South Korean hwan
The hwan (圜, 환) was the currency of South Korea between February 15, 1953 and June 9, 1962.
Due to the devaluation of the first South Korean won (from 15 won to the U.S. dollar in 1945 to 6000 won...
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Korean yen
The Korean yen was the currency of Korea between 1910 and 1945. It was equivalent to the Japanese yen and consisted of Japanese currency and banknotes issued specifically for Korea. The yen was subdiv...
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Korean yang
The yang (양/兩) was the currency of Korea between 1892 and 1902. It was subdivided into 10 jeon (전/錢), 100 bun (분/分) and 5 yang = 1 hwan (환/圜).
The word yang is a cognate of the Chinese "tael" (pro...
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South Korean won (1945-1953)
The won was the first South Korean currency and was in use from August 15, 1945 to February 15, 1953.
Won is a cognate of the Chinese yuan and Japanese yen. The won was subdivided into 100 jeon (전...
South Korean won (1945-1953) - Wikipedia
South Korean won
The won (원) (symbol: ₩; code: KRW) is the currency of South Korea. A single won is divided into 100 jeon, the monetary subunit. The jeon is no longer used for everyday transactions, and appears only i...
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