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 Posted 10/15/2009  02:17 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Cdy291 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I got this in some change when I was supposed to receive a quarter. What exactly is it and what is its value?





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 Posted 10/15/2009  02:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi cdy291, South Korea 100won, usual clue is the distinct "egg" ovals
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 Posted 10/15/2009  03:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alas, 100 Korean won is equivalent to 9 us cents at the moment... so you didn't get your "money's worth" on this one.
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 Posted 10/15/2009  04:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cdy291 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It weird to because it was an electronic device that gave it to me. So it must very simular to a quarter.
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 Posted 10/15/2009  09:29 am  Show Profile Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/15/2009  11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DVCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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an electronic device that gave it to me. So it must very simular to a quarter.

The weight and size is very close to a US quarter--someone could be fooling vending machines.
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 Posted 10/16/2009  01:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi sap, thanks again for the clue on the ovals = Korea, that hint was really helpful when I sorted out my world coins
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didnt notice that,
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 Posted 10/17/2009  03:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kiwi_Bird to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's worth perhaps almost 9 cents based on the official rate of exchange. No telling what it's worth on the black market, perhaps less?
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 Posted 10/17/2009  06:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There isn't a "black market" in exchanging South Korean coins. Methinks perhaps you're confusing them with North Korea?

It's the kind of coin you'll find in a typical coin dealer's "three for $1" scratchtray.
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 Posted 10/19/2009  3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kiwi_Bird to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From what I read online even South Korea's money has a black market. I bought some Venezuelan Bolivars not too long ago and got ripped off not realizing the official rate is in fact anything BUT. The black market is the real price of what your money is worth for spending purposes. I have some Myanmar Kyats, you should see the difference between the official and black market prices. The government values 1000 Kyats to be worth $156 U.S. but in reality it is worth only 95 cents. Friendly place to do business don't you think?
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