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15 January 2011

Democratic People's Republic of Korea - 1959 Issues

Fifty Jun, Dated 1959 P12Reverse
One Won, Dated 1959 P13
Reverse
Five Won, Dated 1959 P14
Reverse
Ten Won, Dated 1959 P15
Reverse
Fifty Won, Dated 1959 P16
Reverse
One Hundred Won, Dated 1959 P17 (205mm x 95mm)
Reverse

2 comments:

  1. Hi paperbanknotes,
    Nice set of banknotes here.
    Do you think the designs are somehow influenced by the Chinese?
    Peasant harvesting? Bridge? Fishing boat? Factory?
    Thanks alot for sharing.
    Cheers :)

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  2. Hi WhyCollect,

    It's good to hear from you again.

    I don't know to be honest, but you do have a point here. Perhaps it's related to socialism or whatever they were trying to show to the rest of the world what they can or have achieved. It's interesting to see that those earlier issues have Chinese characters writing on it, and then disappeared all together for the 1959 prints.

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