Description

    Amazing Gold 5 Won 1909, One of Two Pieces Known

    Yung Hi gold 5 Won Year 3 (1909), KM1142, J&V AD8, Dragon in circle/Value in wreath, MS64 NGC. Fully brilliant, and well struck, with prooflike fields, and a superb strike. Even though NGC has certified this piece as MS, we think it more correctly should be Proof, or Specimen, as it is definitely not a normal circulation striking. An extremely rare issue and (along with the following two lots) one of the most important coins in all Korean numismatics. Only two pieces are known, and the other is in a Japanese museum. No example has ever been offered for public sale of this date Korean gold coin.

    The Mint Bureau, which had been striking Korean coins for 20 years, was closed in 1904 due to Japanese pressure. The Osaka Mint then coined the Korean gold coins of 1906, 1908, and 1909, with two three-piece sets known of the 1909 issue, one remains in the Japanese museum, and the other we offer in this sale of the Jacobs Collection.


    View all of [The Dr. Norman Jacobs Collection of Japanese and Korean Coins ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    World Coin Bibliography

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 7,759

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 15 days left to consign to the 2017 December 7 - 8 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

    Learn about consigning with us

    When it came to selling my coin collection I decided they were my first and only choice. They never disappoint. Excellent prices when selling through their auctions and you don’t even have to put any reserves on any coins. Simply the biggest company but more importantly the best. Consign with Heritage when you're ready to sell.
    Albert A.,
    Brooklyn, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $9,146,256
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 12 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED SO FAR $5,423,764
    2017 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,519,316