1999 Korea History of Seafaring Koryo Period 918-1392 5 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck
We have here on offer, the 1999 North Korea DPRK History of Seafaring Koryo Period 918-1392 5 Won Silver Coin Proof-Struck! Comes in acrylic capsule, uncirculated condition, beautiful & rare!
"A junk is an ancient Chinesesailing ship design that is still in use today. Junks were developed during the Song Dynasty (960–1279) and were used as seagoing vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. They evolved in the later dynasties, and were used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages. They were found, and in lesser numbers are still found, throughout South-East Asia and India, but primarily in China. Found more broadly today is a growing number of modern recreational junk-rigged sailboats.
The term junk may be used to cover many kinds of boat—ocean-going, cargo-carrying, pleasure boats, live-aboards. They vary greatly in size and there are significant regional variations in the type of rig, however they all employ fully battened sails."
Front: Chinese Junk at Sea, Inscriptions Russian English around.
Back: DPRK National Arms
Year 1999, 5 Won - Early 1st Releases!
Crown size (34 mm)
Silver 0.9990, Proof-Struck, White Blast!
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!"