1 Hwan

1 Hwan -  obverse1 Hwan -  reverse

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Issuer South Korea
Period Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1953
Value 1 Hwan (1)
Currency Hwan (1953-1962)
Composition Paper
Size 111 × 54 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 06-10-1962
Number N# 210942
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References P# 11
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.



Scripts: Chinese, Hangul



Translation: Korean banknote, One Won, The Bank of Korea


Emblem of the Bank of Korea

Scripts: Chinese, Hangul, Latin

The Bank of Korea

Translation: One Hwan, One Won


NOTE:  The term "Hwan" is written in Hanja (圜) while "Won" is written in Hangul (원) and English. Those problems were attributed to an urgent need for new banknotes and the change in currency name, as well as the decision to commission the new notes to be manufactured in the United States. Unaware banknote catalog editors may erroneously categorize these notes as part of the old won system, such as the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money by Albert Pick

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1953)  36% Thick paper, without watermark
ND (1953)  59% Thin paper, with watermark

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