[Sold] 2008 Korea, 1 GR. Seute Deern 1919, Famous Sailing Ships. 10 Won Proof GOLD/Ex.Rare! (#581).
We have here on offer, the 2008 DPRK North Korea, 1 GR. Seute Deern 1919, 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.
"This vessel was built in 1919 near the Mississippi estuary in the U.S. to transport lumber as the four-masted fore-and-aft schooner Elizabeth Bandi. To fulfil this purpose, it had large loading doors in its bow. Its size reached the limits of what was possible in wooden shipbuilding.
In the final phase of shipbuilding in wood, particularly in the U.S., the schooner had taken precedence over the square-rigger. It required a smaller crew because, for the most part, the work on the rigging could be carried out on deck.
On its first voyages – to Brazil, Mexico and Canada – it was subject to a series of unfortunate circumstances: first its captain disappeared, later it took in water on account of woodworm infestation, and still later there was a mutiny."
Front: The Famous Sailing Ship, Gorch Fock, 1919-2008
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!"