2008 Korea Grand Duchess Elizabeth 1907-2008 1.0 Grams 10 Won Large Silver Coin Proof-Struck
We have here on offer, the 2008 North Korea DPRK Grand Duchess Elizabeth 1907-2008 1.0 Grams 10 Won Large Silver Coin Proof-Struck! Comes in acrylic capsule, uncirculated condition, beautiful & extremely rare! Coin is immaculate, Capsule has a bit of marks.
"Großherzogin Elisabeth is a 1909 German sailing ship built as the San Antonio, a replacement for the 1907 freighter San Antonio which had been lost in a collision at sea.
In 1914, San Antonio ran aground off the coast of Morocco and in 1929 she capsized near Copenhagen. However, she was salvageable and was converted into a coastal trading vessel.
After several Dutch owners, she was acquired by German shipowner Hartmut Paschburg in 1973 and was a cruise ship on the Mediterranean for several years (named Ariadne).
In 1982, the ship was sold to the Kreis of Wesermarsch and the sail training club Schulschiffverein „Großherzogin Elisabeth“ e. V. was founded. Since 1993, the club has been owner of the ship.
Today, Großherzogin Elisabeth is primarily used for sail training and is based in Elsfleth."
Front: The Famous Sailing Ship, Grand Duchess Elisabeth, 1907-2008
Back: DPRK National Arms
Year 2008, 10 Won - Late 2nd Releases!
1 GR. (0.0321 Oz).
Good Size - 14 mm
Pure Gold 0.9990
Uncirculated Excellent Condition
Scare/Rare - Sold Out at Mints/Coin Fairs
These are the very first mintage releases, when DPRK started to initiate mintage of numismatic coins for external sale.
This is a rarely available piece, very attractive & beautiful old rarity.
"North Korea DPRK silvers & gold coins have been always sold out at International Numismatist Fairs & Shows, given its very limited supply circulating in the marketplace. Rarity designs do commands very strong premiums amongst collections, and its prices have been steadily rising across the years. In these recent period, the acceleration is much more pronounced given the isolation state of North Korea, and it possible changes that may happen in the non-too distance future. This is definitely a very strong investment category. Buy with Confidence!"