New Korean Coin Book  South Korean Coins in the Era of Development.

The NEW standard reference for Republic of Korea coins!.

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The book is 400 pages in length, in full color, and with extensive citations to the source materials.

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도서명: South Korean Coins in the Era of Development
대한민국 주화에 관한 기본서 (400페이지) 입니다.

iAsure Publishing Group announces the upcoming release of an exciting new book that shines a spotlight on these Korean coins that are currently surging in market popularity.   The book is South Korean Coins in the Era of Development by author Mark Lovmo. This 400-page book will debut in August 2022. You can indicate your interest and reserve a chance to purchase a copy by sending an email, that includes your full name and the words, Korean Coin book in the subject line, to

Widely illustrated with amazing illustrations and highly informative captions, this book by Korean coin specialist Mark Lovmo stands alone as the most comprehensive and thoroughly researched examination of South Korean coins and coin production during the vital period of national growth that gave birth to these now-highly popular coins. Promising to be the definitive work on South Korean coins, Lovmo's book offers readers the fact-filled and entertaining stories behind each business strike and commemorative coin issue of South Korea, spanning the era of the 1950s to the 1980s and beyond. His exploration details the rapid development of South Korea's domestic coining industry in the context of the simultaneous rise of the nation's overall economy, while also recounting the Korean Mint's growing capabilities with each pivotal coin issue.

South Korean Coins in the Era of Development relates for the first time in the English language the almost entirely unknown stories of that country's most sought-after collector coins and coin sets in today's numismatic market. The book focuses on each coins' origins, historic and economic significance, detailed specifications, time in circulation or their popularity as collectibles, as well as their market values. Additional sections of the book include an introduction to the artists of the Korean Mint, an interview with one of its renowned former engraving artists, an overview of the increasingly popular Bank of Korea mint sets, along with a section at the end of the book that briefly details every South Korean commemorative coin issue released since the 1988 Seoul Olympics to the present date.

This book reveals a considerable amount of information about South Korean numismatics that has never been available to enthusiasts of these coins. The book is sure to elevate interest in these coins among fans of Korean coins, as well as those interested in East Asian and international numismatics in general.

South Korean Coins in the Era of Development is published in full color, with related historical images and an extensive list of references to the often rare and largely unknown official and primary Korean-language sources that inform this book.

Other Publications by Mark Lovmo:

*CoinWeek Online (2015 ~ 2017).
*COINage Magazine (Vol. 53, February 2017)
*Journal of East Asian Numismatics (Issue 25 August 2017;   Issue 32 May 2019;   Issue 35 January 2020;   Issue 37 July 2020).
*International Journal of Korean History (Vol. 4, August 2003)
*The Royal Asiatic Society (Korea Branch) Transactions (Vol. 78, 2003)

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