Contact :  R. Allan Barker

 

Korea is one of the four main Asian countries to manufacture and circulate cast bronze cash coins, after China, Vietnam, and Japan. Below is a collection of roughly 320 pieces that covers the span of Korean cash coins. The later period coins represent the different provinces, mints, and coin values. Currently, the collection is presented without detailed explanations. Collecting cash coins from Korea  is a much simpler task than for the other countries because there are far fewer varieties.  For information on the cash coins of Vietnam see The Historical Cash Coins of Vietnam.  Types of the Korean cash include:

t1 Ancient Cash Coins
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Value 100 Cash

Value 5 Cash

Value 2 Cash

Value 1 Cash

Seed Cash
 

The collection is displayed 12 coins per page, each page with front and reverse images. The first page contains the ancient cash. The collection cointains 322 coins covering most all provinces and mints including 100 larger coins with values 2, 5, and 100. 
  • 12 ancient coins
  • 1 value 100 coin
  • 35 value 5 coins
  • 69 value 2 coins
  • 202 value 1 coins
  • 3 seed coins

Page 1, Ancient Cash
Page 2, Value 100, Seeds
Page 3, Ordinary Cash
Page 4, Ordinary Cash Page 5, Ordinary Cash Page 6, Ordinary Cash
Page 7, Ancient Cash Page 8, Ancient Cash Page 9, Ancient Cash
Page 10, Ancient Cash Page 11, Ancient Cash Page 12, Ancient Cash
Page 13, Ancient Cash Page 14, Ancient Cash Page 15, Ancient Cash
Page 16, Ancient Cash Page 17, Ancient Cash Page 18, Ancient Cash
Page 19, Ancient Cash Page 20, Ancient Cash Page 21, Ancient Cash
Page 22, Ancient Cash Page 23, Ancient Cash Page 24, Ancient Cash
Page 25, Ancient Cash Page 26, Ancient Cash Page 27, Ordinary Caah


Links to Other Things

Reference Book
The Historical Cash Coins of Vietnam
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The A&H Shop selling coins and antiques
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Ancient Artifacts from Asia and Elsewhere
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The Asian Numismatic Museum is dedicated to the study of the ancient coins and other historical antiques of Asia

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