국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Highlights
Daedong Coins
  • Exhibition Name

    Daedong Coins

  • Culture/Period

    Joseon Dynasty

  • Materials

    Metal - Copper Alloy

  • Category

    Industry·Occupation - Trade - Coinage

  • Dimensions

    D. 2.8cm, D. 2.2cm

  • Accession Number

    Namsan 821

  • Location

    Joseon III

These are some of the first modern silver coins made in 1882 during the Joseon Period. Their head is inscribed with Chinese letters indicating the value of the coin, and their tail is inscribed with the Chinese character 戶 ("ho") inside a small medallion, suggesting that it was manufactured at the Hojo (Ministry of Taxation). These silver coins were produced using silver sycee purchased from the Qing Dynasty of China, and it began to be circulated in the 11th lunar month of 1882.