Korean Phoenix Copper 1 Chon Gwang Mu 1907 Japanese Protectorate KM# 1132
Korean Phoenix Copper 1 Chon
Gwang Mu era, 光武11年 1908
Korean - Gwang Mu era, 1907
1 Chon - - Japanese Protectorate
Lettering: • 大韓 • 光武十一年 • 일젼 • 1 CHON
Value 1 Chon (0.01)
1 Chon (一錢) Coins
Korean Chon and Won Coins (1902-1910)
During the years 1902-1910, the coins of Korea were denominated in won (圜) and chon (錢). The chon was equal to 1/100th of a won.
The coin denominations consisted of chon (半 錢), 1 chon (一 錢), 5 chon (五 錢), 10 chon (十 錢), 20 chon (二十錢), and half won (半 園).
The half won (半園) coins were only minted during the years 1905-1908.
The half won coins made in 1905 and 1906 are composed of 80% silver and 20% copper. The diameter is 31 mm and the weight is 13.5 grams.
The half won coins struck in 1907 and 1908 are also 80% silver and 20% copper but are slightly smaller with a diameter of 27.5 mm and a weight of 10.0 grams.
The dragon symbol was replaced by the phoenix on the chon, 1 chon and 5 chon coins.
All of the coins from this period were made at the mint in Osaka, Japan (日本大阪造幣局).