500 Won

500 Won -  obverse500 Won -  reverse

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Features

Issuer North Korea
Period Democratic People's Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1998-2007
Value 500 Won (500 KPW)
Currency Second Won (1959-2009)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 204330
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 44
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – The Mausoleum of Kim Il-sung, formerly Kumsusan Memorial Palace in Pyongyang, and Siebold's Magnolia (Magnolia sieboldii) flowers

Script: Hangul

Lettering:
조선민주주의인민공화국중앙은행
500 추제87 (1998) 오백원

Translation: Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Five Hundred Won

Reverse

Chongryu Bridge over Taedong River, Pyongyang

Script: Hangul

Lettering:
조선민주주의인민공화국중앙은행
500 오백원

Translation: Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Five Hundred Won

Watermark

500 Won -  obverse

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Comments

Bank Note Museum indicates P# 44a has has 3 watermark varieties and P# 44b has 4 watermark varieties, the one with the Chollima horse probably not being issued.

P#44s.2


P#44c
Note differences at the bottom of both sides. On the obverse, the black and grey strip does not extend to the edges of the 2007 note but does on the 1998 note. On the reverse, there is a white arc below the ribbon on the 2007 note which is absent on the 1998 note.


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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  $ 0.91 14% P# 44a; True optical variable device at lower left on front
1998  5% P# 44b; Gray square which does not change color at lower left on front
1998  0.5% P# 44s.1; Specimen, normal serial number
1998  1.0% P# 44s.2; Specimen, only zeros in serial number
2007  $ 0.81 $ 0.75 85% P# 44c

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