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antique! 1816 Korea 1 Mun cash coin pendant Korean Sang Pyong Tong Bo Hangul Hanja Joseon Kingdom Baekje Goguryeo Silla necklace n002173

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1816 Korea 1 Mun ****AUTHENTIC RELIC!!! ****

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, and Sun at right

*開 (Kae): Kaesong Township Military Office



Translation: Kaesong Township Military Office, series 9

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 Brass coin
• diameter: 24 mm
• weight: 4 g

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