Thursday, February 26, 2009
New South Korea 50,000 Won Banknote
South Korea plans to released a new 50,000 Won note in May or June 2009. Worth only about US$35, this note, however, is 5 times more than current highest denomination, the 10,000 Won note featuring King Sejong.
Also, for the first time, a woman is featured on a South Korean banknote. The note features Shin Saim-dang (1504-1551), painter, author, and mother of the great philosopher Yul-gok, also known as Yi I (1536-1584).