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1 oz North Korean Silver Coin mix

Tavex has a rare opportunity to offer two different 1 oz North Korean silver coins. Kaesong Koryo Insam coin bears the colourful image of ginseng plant with the root and berries, and Lyrurus Tetrix silver coin has a wonderful black grouse on the reverse. The latter is a part of Birds of Korea coin series. The obverses of both coins portray the coat of arms of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Modern proof coins are minted in the Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the "Fu Qiang" National Mint. These coins present an exceptional chance to take a peek at this closed country's engraving art. 

These exclusive silver coins have the face value of 10 won and are crafted in 99.9% pure silver, both coins weight 1 ounce (31.10347 grams) unlike other North Korean gold and silver coins. Reportedly the mintage of North Korean coins is very limited. Consequently, any collector who is keen on adding some extremely rare coins to his collection should seriously consider buying these beautiful North Korean silver coins. All the coins are bought from Europe and are from the period before economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea were imposed.

When making an order, please indicate which of the coins you would like to buy. Silver coins may have some spots caused by ageing.

Perfect as an investment and collectible


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  • North Korean 1 oz silver coins are extremely rare. Tavex is exclusively offering a very small amount of Kaesong Koryo Insam and Lyrurus Tetrix coins.
  • North Korean 1 oz silver coins are made of .999 fine silver. A combination of high silver purity together with artistic design bring out the fine silver colour of Kaesong Koryo Insam and Lyrurus Tetrix coins.  
  • North Korean 1 oz silver coins are true masterpieces in silver. These coins are minted in high quality, presenting truly the finest details.
  • North Korean 1 oz silver coins are suitable for collectors. These uncommon silver coins make a perfect complement to every coin collection.

Kaesong Koryo Insam

Insam (ginseng) was used from old times in Korea. Wild insam cultivated in Koryo dynasty was called insam, distinctive from sansam (wild insam). It was cultivated in several areas but the soil, water and weather conditions of Kaesong were most favourable, thus it had biggest and most efficacious insam. Located in the middle of Korea, Kaesong was the capital of Koryo, first unified state of Korea in the midde ages, existed for about 500 years. Now it sits on the Military Demarcation Line, implying tragic division of the nation. Kaesong Koryo Insam has been wide known. It does wonders for exciting the central nervous system, energy and fatigue. It functions anti-radioactivity and anti-cancer, so its medical sphere has been wider than before. Scientific studies have proven that Kaesong Ginseng contains large amounts of healthy ginsenosides.

Lyrurus Tetrix

The black grouse (also known as 'blackgame') is a member of the grouse family Tetraonidae. Roughly the size of a domestic hen, the male, or 'blackcock', has black plumage with a bluish sheen. He has white wing-bars, which are only visible in flight, white under-tail coverts, and a distinctive lyre-shaped tail. The female has grey-brown plumage, (providing excellent camouflage when nesting on the ground) with pale wing bars, and her tail has a slight notch at the end. Both sexes have a red patch called a 'wattle' above each eye. Among its calls are a rapid cackling and a harsh hissing sound. The black grouse is found throughout northern Eurasia, the most southerly populations are found in Kyrgyzstan and North Korea.

Face value descriptionFinenessSilver weight in gramsProduct weight in gramsSilver weight in Troy ouncesManufacturer country
10 North Korean Won99931.1034731.103471North Korea

The obverse portrays the national emblem of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which bears the design of a grand hydroelectric power station under Mt. Paektu, the sacred mountain of the revolution, and the beaming light of a five-pointed red star, with ears of rice forming an oval frame, bound with a ribbon bearing the inscription "The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea". The coat of arms is surrounded by the text '조선 민주주의 인민 공화국 중앙 은행' which means the Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, silver content 999, weight 1 OZ, face value 10 won (원) and the year of the mintage.

The reverse of Kaesong Koryo Insam coin displays a ginseng plant as a ring with yellow root, green stalk and leaves and red berries. In the center of the coin there is the nominal value 10 won and to the right of the plant there is a text KAESONG KORYO INSAM in semicircle.

Lyrurus Tetrix coin features the image of a black grouse in the center. To the left there is the name of the coin series 'BIRDS OF KOREA' and the nominal value 10 WON, below the bird is inscribed 'LYRURUS TETRIX'.

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

Your order is fully insured and delivered by ELS Express. After we have received your payment, the products will be dispatched within 24 hours. Delivery time is within 1 or 2 working days. The ELS courier will contact you via phone. If you wish, you can also personally pick up your order at one of our offices in Tallinn or Tartu the same day we receive your payment. In cases where we are unable to send your order right away, we will always inform you about the time delay.

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