Country:

Korea, North

Series:

1959~1987 - First circulation series

Catalog codes:

World Coins km1

Variants: 3:

without Stars - General issue;

2 stars,☆☆- Capitalist visitor;

1 star- Socialist visitor

Themes:

Coats of Arms | Geometric Shapes | Stylized Plants

Issued on:

1959

Last issue date:

1970

Distribution:

Standard Circulation

Mints:

Shanghai Mint, People's Republic of China

Composition:

Aluminium

Edge:

Plain/smooth

Orientation:

Medal alignment ↑O↑

Shape:

Circular

Rim:

Raised. Front: greek type. Back: not decorated

Weight:

0.6 grams

Diameter:

16 mm

Face value:

1 North Korean chon

Composition Details:

~99% Aluminium

Description:

Front: (value) 1(j,eo,n, Jeon ≈ Chon)
No stars - Circulation for North Koreans
legend: none, ring decoration
Back: Coat of arms (1948) inside circle
legend:
조선민주주의인민공화국
(transliterated: Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk,
(translated: Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
(low-left/right, spacers) mirrored leaf-like decorations
(bottom, year) 1959 or 1970
Edge: P – plain, type: Π
Thickness: 1.4 mm

Formerly known as: y1