[Sold] 2008 Korea, 1 GR. Gorch Fock 1958, Famous Sailing Ships. 10 Won Proof GOLD/Ex.Rare! (#579).
We have here on offer, the 2008 DPRK North Korea, 1 GR. Gorch Fock 1958, Famous Sailing Ships. 10 Won Proof GOLD/Ex.Rare! Comes in acrylic capsule, Uncirculated condition, Beautiful & Extremely Rare! Coin is immaculate, Capsule has a bit of marks.
"The Gorch Fock is a tall ship of the GermanNavy (Deutsche Marine). She is the second ship of that name and a sister ship of the Gorch Fock built in 1933. Both ships are named in honour of the German writer Johann Kinauwho wrote under the pseudonym "Gorch Fock" and died in the battle of Jutland/Skagerrak in 1916. The modern-day Gorch Fock was built in 1958 and has since then undertaken 146 cruises (as of October 2006), including one tour around the world in 1988. She is sometimes referred to (unofficially) as the Gorch Fock II to distinguish her from her older sister ship. The Gorch Fock is under the command of the Naval Academy in Flensburg-Mürwik."
Front: The Famous Sailing Ship, Gorch Fock, 1958-2008
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!"