국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Coins, Joseon-tongbo
  • Exhibition Name

    Coins, Joseon-tongbo

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Provenance

    Seodaemun-gu

  • Materials

    Metal - Copper Alloy

  • Category

    Industry·Occupation - Trade - Coinage - Yeopjeon brass coin

  • Dimensions

    D. 2.3cm

  • Accession Number

    Sinsu 6004

  • Location

    Joseon II

These are good examples of the first coins minted during the Joseon Period. They were minted in 1423 (the 5th year of King Sejong’s reign), with their name Joseon Tongbo inscribed on the head. The Joseon Tongbo was designed after the Kaiyuan Tongbao, a coin of the Tang Dynasty of China.