Identify Coin Numerals: Korean coins
The numbers, as they appear on Korean coins, are written in the Korean Hangul (or Chosongul) alphabet. This lettering is used in coins from South Korea as well as in coins from North Korea.
Korean numerals follow quite the same rules as western numerals. A basic set of numerals from 0-10 is as follows:
|yeong (N: ryeong), gong||il||i||sam||sa||o||yuk||chil||pal||gu||sip|
A number between 11 and 99 consists of the numbers of this basic set. The '10-fold' number is placed left and the single number is placed more to the right. In this way, the number 20 consists of the Korean numeral for 2 (the '10-fold') followd by the Korean numeral for 10: 이십.
|isip||samsip||sasip||osip||yuksip (N: ryuksip)||chilsip||palsip||gulsip||baek||obaek||cheon|