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Korea - LARGE 100 Mun 1866

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I have quite a few of these now in my attempt to clarify the more than forty varieties that exist. Most variances have to do with script style, size, and placement. This rare example is larger than the average size and weight of those typical varieties. It's 41 x 3.5 mm and weighs 33.17 grams, when an average example is 24 grams in weight. The robustness of this piece is seen even in the photo. About 160,000 of the 100 Mun, of all types, were cast in just a few months of 1866-67. Coinciding with economic forces that pervaded China, Korea, Japan and Okinawa, these inflationary types were cast as a reaction to these influences. In the case for Korea, the excuse for this economically calamitous experiment, was the need to raise funds to rebuild the main palace in Seoul and to modernize and equip their forces in preparation to allow foreigners into the country under trade pressures. Be sure to see some of my other examples here. This one was never used as a grind stone washer. It's unlikely to be a contemporary counterfeit because those tend to be lighter, not heavier, than the average of 26 grams.
Sang P'yong T'ong Bo, Hojo Treasury Department
Korea, ca 1866. Obverse Image: Four Chinese characters read top, bottom, right, left Obverse Text: Romanization: SANG / P'YONG / T'ONG / BO (Translation: Always Even Currency). Reverse Image: Character for Hojo Treasury Department at top, denomination read right, left, bottom. Reverse Text: Romanization: HO / TANG / BAE / CHON (Translation: Character for Hojo Treasury Department, worth one hundred).
VIEW or DOWNLOAD these Korean Coin articles:
A "Survey of Korean Coins" article, and others, are available in the Moneta Library:
German Coin Techinques in Korea - Won Yu-Han: [ link ]
Korea - A Numismatic Survey - Boling: [ link ]
Rulers of Korea: [ link ]
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