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1883 Korea 5 Mun Cash coin Koryŏ jewelry Seoul pendant Sang Pyong Tong Bo Hangul Hanja Goguryeo Baekje Silla Jeju Yi Jeonju n002917

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1883 Korea 5 Mun ****AUTHENTIC RELIC!!! **** {3S} 

front: Chinese ideograms
- Top to bottom:
常平 = Sang pyong, a Department of Korean Yi Dynasty
- Right to left:
通寶 = Tong bo, means currency

寶 通

back: Mint mark at top, serial number at bottom, crescent below serial number. Denomination right to left.

*户 (Ho): Treasury Department

五 當

Translation: Treasury Department series 2, Value 5

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). Coins denominated in mun were cast in copper or bronze and were round with square holes with Sangpyeong Tongbo {상평통보, 常平通寶} logograms on the front.
The literal translation is "always exact coin" a reference to stable value

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Cast Bronze coin
• diameter: 32 mm
• weight: 6 g
• shape: round with a square hole

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