¼ Yang Gwang Mu


Issuer Korea
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1-4 (1897-1900)
Calendar Korean - Gwangmu era
Value 2 Chon 5 Fun = 1/4 Yang (0.25)
Currency Korean Empire - Yang (1897-1902)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 20.7 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 31 December 1909
Number N# 24480
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1117
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.


Two dragons, date above, denomination below

Lettering: • 大韓 • 光武二年 • 두돈오푼 • ¼ YANG

Translation: Great Korea, 2nd year of Gwang Mu, Two Don Five Pun


Denomination surrounded by a wreath of Rose of Sharon (left) and plum (right), Plum blossom (Imperial Seal of Korea) above


Translation: Two Jeon and Five Fun




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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1 (1897)  7% 光武元年
2 (1898)  $ 6.83 $ 6.06 $ 17 90% 光武二年
3 (1899)  2% 光武三年 (large letters)
3 (1899)  1.1% 光武三年 (small letters)
4 (1900)  4% 光武四年

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