Mark Lovmo's Blog

23 Nov 2021

New Book on South Korean Coins to be released in 2022 !

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I have submitted a 450-page manuscript to iAsure Publishing Group in Taipei for the publication of a new book: South Korean Coins in the Era of Development

24 Jul 2019

South Korean 1969 Five-Won "Wide Date" and "Narrow Date"

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Here is a photo of two South Korean 1969-dated Five-Won coins.

21 May 2019

South Korea's "Olympic Bid" Commemorative Coins

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An article I published in the Journal of East Asian Numismatics on a series of Olympic Commemoratives issued by South Korea in the 1980's:

06 Jun 2018

NCS Conservation of South Korean Pieces

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Here's another video of me unboxing a World Coin submission to NGC.

20 May 2018

My First NGC Submission and Result

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Some coins that I submitted to NGC at the Central States show.

10 May 2018

South Korean Coin Database

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I have completed my South Korean Coin Database, a compendium of data on every one of South Korea's circulation coins, eighteen in total.It is here:http://dokdo-research.com/southkoreancoindata.htmlI have written about these coins before in narrative format at my main page, but it seems that many people are just looking for quick facts about world coins in this kind of "database" format. I just finished adding the "Hwan" coins at the top of the page, these being South Korea's very first circulation coins, and that were made at the Philadelphia Mint. Cheers.

06 May 2018

Article from 1982 Explaining the Reason for the 500-Won Coin (South Korea)

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From the June 14, 1982 edition of the Kyonghyang Shinmun (Seoul Daily)

27 May 2017

Was THIS South Korean Coin Partly Responsible for the 1960 Lincoln Cent Small Date/Large Date Varieties?

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