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North Korea
North Korea
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Issue of 1978:
North Korea, 1 won 1978, P18b North Korea, 1 won 1978, P18b North Korea, 5 won 1978, P19c North Korea, 5 won 1978, P19c
North Korea, 10 won 1978, P20c North Korea, 10 won 1978, P20c North Korea, 50 won 1978, P21a North Korea, 50 won 1978, P21a
North Korea, 100 won 1978, P22 North Korea, 100 won 1978, P22
Socialist Visitor Issue of 1988:
North Korea, 1 chon 1988, P31 North Korea, 1 chon 1988, P31 North Korea, 5 chon 1988, P32 North Korea, 5 chon 1988, P32
North Korea, 10 chon 1988, P33 North Korea, 10 chon 1988, P33 North Korea, 50 chon 1988, P34 North Korea, 50 chon 1988, P34
North Korea, 1 won 1988, P35 North Korea, 1 won 1988, P35 North Korea, 5 won 1988, P36 North Korea, 5 won 1988, P36
North Korea, 10 won 1988, P37 North Korea, 10 won 1988, P37 North Korea, 50 won 1988, P38 North Korea, 50 won 1988, P38
Capitalist Visitor issue of 1988:
North Korea, 5 chon 1988, P24 North Korea, 5 chon 1988, P24 North Korea, 10 chon 1988, P25 North Korea, 10 chon 1988, P25
North Korea, 1 won 1988, P27 North Korea, 1 won 1988, P27 North Korea, 5 won 1988, P28 North Korea, 5 won 1988, P28
North Korea, 50 won 1988, P30 North Korea, 50 won 1988, P30
Issue of 1992-1998:
North Korea, 1 won 1992, P39 North Korea, 1 won 1992, P39 North Korea, 5 won 1998, P40 North Korea, 5 won 1998, P40
North Korea, 10 won 1998, P41 North Korea, 10 won 1998, P41 North Korea, 50 won 1992, P42 North Korea, 50 won 1992, P42
North Korea, 100 won 1992, P43 North Korea, 100 won 1992, P43 North Korea, 200 won 2005, Pnew North Korea, 200 won 2005, Pnew
North Korea, 500 won 1998, P43 North Korea, 500 won 1998, P43 North Korea, 1000 won 2002, Pnew North Korea, 1000 won 2002, Pnew
North Korea, 1000 won 2002, Pnew, commemorating 60th anniversary North Korea, 1000 won 2002, Pnew, commemorating 60th anniversary North Korea, 5000 won 2002, Pnew North Korea, 5000 won 2002, Pnew
Issue of 2000, with overprint "SPECIMEN" in Korean:
North Korea, 1 won 2000, PCS1 North Korea, 1 won 2000, PCS1 North Korea, 10 won 2000, PCS3 North Korea, 10 won 2000, PCS3
North Korea, 500 won 2000, PCSnew North Korea, 500 won 2000, PCSnew North Korea, 1000 won 2002, PCSnew North Korea, 1000 won 2002, PCSnew
North Korea, 5000 won 2002, PCSnew North Korea, 5000 won 2002, PCSnew

Before 1945 the monetary circulation in Korea was controlled by the japanese authorities, and both korean and japanese yen were in use. In 1947 the new currency - the won - was introduced. In 1959 there was redenomination of the currency at 1:100 ratio. Since 1983 the foreign visitors can only obtain currency certificates in the won for purchasing goods. It is strictly prohibited to take the north korean currency outside the country. 1 won equals 100 chon.

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