Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Hiddendragon, May 18, 2022.
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Cast Korea Coins and Charms by Wybrand Op den Velde and David Hartill for a reference here. Hopefully I have this ID'd correctly.
Your coin is dated 1883; it's reference number is 21.1B.3. The obverse reads "Sang Pyong Tong Bo" from top-bottom-right-left. The reverse reads "Chon Tang O, 3". The Chon is the mint, known as Chonhwanguk or the Central Government Mint. It was located in Seoul. The Tang O means equal to five; the denomination is known as 5 Mun, more than most. The 3 below is a variable number with this type ranging from 1 to 12, I suppose as some control mark or officina number or something of that sort.
Hope this helps!
It also has calligraphic versions of the characters such as the seal script versions where applicable.
For example, your coin is listed under 11 strokes: 常平 Sang Pyong Korea
Separate names with a comma.