2003 Korea Koenigin Maria Steam Ship 1 Won Brass-Golden Coin Proof-Struck
You are looking at a 2003 North Korea DPRK Koenigin Maria Steam Ship 1 Won Brass-Golden Coin Proof-Struck! Large Crown, BU-Uncirculated! Ultra Rare Low mintage=500 pieces each only! Beautiful! New! Golden Proof! TOP-Struck!
Note: There are 3 coins in this Lot (ultra rare!)
Steamship Koenigin Maria
Place: North Korea
Subject: World Sailing/Steam Ship Series
Denomination: 1 Won
Weight: 24.50 grams (approx)
Size: 38.00 mm (approx)
Vintage: > 13+ Years Old
Obv. Design: (different) Steamships of the world
Rev. Design: National Arms, Central Bank name
DPRK, Democratic People's Republic of Korea:
"North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic, is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. The name Korea is derived from the Kingdom of Goguryeo, also spelled as Koryŏ. Pyongyang is both the nation's capital as well as its largest city, with a population just over 2.5 million. To the north and northwest the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in China) and Tumen rivers. The country is bordered to the south by South Korea (officially the Republic of Korea), with the heavily-fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone separating the two.
Over time North Korea has gradually distanced itself from the world communist movement. Juche, an ideology of national self-reliance, was introduced into the constitution as a "creative application of Marxism–Leninism" in 1972. The means of production are owned by the state through state-run enterprises and collectivized farms. Most services such as healthcare, education, housing and food production are subsidized or state-funded. From 1994 to 1998, North Korea suffered from a famine that resulted in the deaths of between 0.24 and 3.5 million people, and the country continues to struggle with food production. North Korea follows Songun, or "military-first" policy. It is the country with the highest number of military and paramilitary personnel, with a total of 9,495,000 active, reserve, and paramilitary personnel. Its active duty army of 1.21 million is the fourth largest in the world, after China, the U.S., and India. It also possesses nuclear weapons."
"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!"