My sister in law saved from the trash a 3 medal set from 1988 Seoul Olympics with gold, silver and bronze medals. I have a few questions so I hope someone is familiar with this. It says the gold medal is 31.104 grams of 99.9 gold. How many ounces would this be? Also, the silver medal is 70 grams of 99.9 silver. How many ounces?
It's there numismatic value above melt for this set? I found a set on eBay for 1900 but not sure if this is super inflated. The silver medal is in pretty bad shape but the other two look great.
Yes, a Korean internet numismatics forum. There are two main search engines that support online forum service called "cafés" and there are a couple of major numismatics cafés with 10,000~40,000 members. But you wouldn't expect too much there; most of them mainly collect Korean coins and paper money and more people sell and buy instead of posting high-quality numismatic content. But there are some highly knowledgeable long-term members so don't get me wrong on that; long-term Korean numismatists seem to prefer meeting in person to discuss coins with close numismatist friends. I'm on this forum as I do not collect Korean coinage too much, mostly American and World coins.
Very cool to know that you saved this one from oblivion!
I like the designs. These were most likely designed by Oh Dong-hwan, Oh Soon-hwan and Pak Chang-sik. These men worked on the currency design team at the South Korean Mint designing and engraving these medals, and the Olympic medals awarded at the Seoul Olympics that year, in addition to the Commemorative coins issued in the four years before the Olympics took place. They were busy people around that time. Take a look at my webpage to learn more about these gentlemen (toward the bottom of the page): http://dokdo-research.com/koreancoins.html
Do you still have this set? If so, would you mind uploading some images here of the obverse and reverse sides of these medals on a table or something stationary? I'd like to see the detail in the main devices a little more clearly.