KOREA, SOUTH, mint set, 1983


KOREA, SOUTH, mint set, 1983, KM-MS2, this is so hard to find! case a bit scuffed, plastic & coins perfect

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This set is an exact adaptation of the USA proof set of 1980. It is the only one I’ve seen in my numismatic career.

After 1945 the USA and the USSR could not agree on a united policy for Korea the northern and southern zones were developed as separate entities. The southern Republic of Korea has developed into a capitalistic democracy with an administrative structure similar to that of the USA.

The big player in East Asia is China, of course. Then there is Japan and Korea, throw in Mongolia. South of China and east of India, but not including, for the most part, the islands to the east, is what we call Southeast Asia. From Burma to Malaya there have been a series of local kingdoms for about 2000 years. Russia, with its Asian Siberia, doesn’t count. We consider it part of Europe.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.