5 Hwan

Features

Country South Korea
Type Standard banknote
Year 1953
Value 5 Hwan (5)
Currency Hwan (1953-1962)
Composition Paper
Size 111 × 54 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 06-10-1952
References P# 12
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Denomination

Lettering:
券行銀國韓


行銀國韓

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

Reverse

Emblem of the Bank of Korea

Lettering:
The Bank of Korea
圜五
FIVE
WON

Translation: Five Hwan, Five Won

Comments

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.[1] 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
ND (1953) 

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