2008 Korea Alexander von Humbold Sailing Ship 1.0 Grams 10 Won 999 Pure Gold Coin Proof-Struck
You are looking at a 2008 North Korea DPRK Alexander von Humbold Sailing Ship 1.0 Grams 10 Won 999 Pure Gold Coin Proof-Struck! Comes in acrylic capsule, uncirculated condition, beautiful & extremely rare! Coin is immaculate, Capsule has a bit of marks.
"Alexander von Humboldt is a German sailing ship originally built in 1906 by the German shipyard AG Weser at Bremen as the lightshipReserve Sonderburg. She was operated throughout the North and Baltic Seas until being retired in 1986. Subsequently she was converted into a three masted barque by the German shipyard Motorwerke Bremerhaven and was re-launched in 1988 as Alexander von Humboldt."
Front: The Famous Sailing Ship, Alexander von Humboldt 1906-2008
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!"