Skip to product information
1 of 2

elemintalshop

Turtle Ship 5 Won South Korea Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Geobukseon)

Turtle Ship 5 Won South Korea Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Geobukseon)

Regular price €4,49 EUR
Regular price Sale price €4,49 EUR
Sale Sold out
Taxes included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
I'm Cheaper by the Dozen

Turtle Ship 5 Won South Korea Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Geobukseon)

Obverse: Geobukseon (Turtle Ship), Korean battleship used from the 15th to the 19th century

Lettering: 오 원
Translation: Five Won

Reverse:
Lettering: 한국은행
Translation: Bank of Korea

Features
Issuer South Korea
Period Republic (1948-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1983-2019
Value 5 Won
5 KRW = USD 0.0040
Currency New won (1962-date)
Composition Brass (65% Copper, 35% Zinc)
Weight 2.95 g
Diameter 20.4 mm
Thickness 1.34 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 7855
References KM# 32, Schön# 78

Wikipedia:
A Geobukseon (Korean: 거북선, Korean pronunciation: [kʌbuksən]), also known as turtle ship in western descriptions, was a type of large Korean warship that was used intermittently by the Royal Korean Navy during the Joseon dynasty from the early 15th century up until the 19th century. It was used alongside the panokseon warships in the fight against invading Japanese naval ships. The ship's name derives from its protective shell-like covering. One of a number of pre-industrial armoured ships developed in Europe and in East Asia, this design has been described by some as the first armored ship in the world.

The first references to older, first-generation turtle ships, known as gwiseon (귀선; 龜船, Korean pronunciation: [kɥisʌn]), come from 1413 and 1415 records in the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, which mention a mock battle between a gwiseon and a Japanese warship. However, these early turtle ships soon fell out of use as Korea's naval preparedness decreased during a long period of relative peace.

Turtle ships participated in the war against Japanese naval forces supporting Toyotomi Hideyoshi's attempts to conquer Korea from 1592 to 1598. Korean Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who won all battles against Japanese Navy, is credited with designing the improved turtle ship. His turtle ships were equipped with at least five different types of cannons and greatly contributed to winning 16 times from 16 battles against the Japanese Navy until they were destroyed in the Battle of Chilcheollyang since their first appearance in the Battle of Sacheon (1592). Their most distinguishable feature was a dragon-shaped head at the bow (front) that could launch cannon fire or flames from the mouth. Each was also equipped with a fully covered deck to protect against arrow fire, musket-shots, and incendiary weapons. The deck was covered with iron spikes to discourage the enemy from attempting to board the ship.

View full details

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
100%
(8)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
Trinity
I'm looking forward to ordering other ship...

I'm looking forward to ordering other ship coins from this site

L
Lydia
Ordered several coins. Good condition. Arr...

Ordered several coins. Good condition. Arrived well packaged and in quick time.

K
Katherine L K
Very nice coin that will be a great gift f...

Very nice coin that will be a great gift for an avid coin collector of mine! Shipping was fast and the packaging was outstanding. 😀

S
Sara J
Good condition. Described and pictured ac...

Good condition. Described and pictured accurately. Pleased with my purchase.

J
Joe C
Excellent condition, service, and fast shi...

Excellent condition, service, and fast shipping: *****