The Bank of Korea is commemorating the 70th anniversary of liberation
from Japanese rule following World War II with three 2015 collector coins.
The coins are designed so that each obverse presents part of an
overall design. Placed side-by-side, the coins complete an image that
shows a traditional Korean gate opening to the curves of a Taegeuk
symbol forming a path toward a rising sun.
Proof .999 fine silver 30,000-won and 50,000-won coins are joined by
an Uncirculated brass 10,000-won piece.
The coin reverses share a design of English inscriptions: the
denomination, bank name, 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIBERATION and, in color
on both silver coins, a 70 logo and GREAT JOURNEY / STEPPING FORWARD.
The 10,000-won coin weighs 16 grams and measures 33 millimeters in
diameter. The 30,000-won coin weighs 15.5 grams and measures 33
millimeters in diameter. The 50,000-won coin weighs 31.1 grams and
measures 40 millimeters in diameter.
All of the coins have a mintage limit of 13,000 pieces, with 12,000
of each available in three-coin sets.
The coins are due for release Aug. 12.
The Bank of Korea is currently accepting orders from dealers, and
will distribute the coins at the time of release.
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