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South Korea 5000 Won 2006

Item Code: KR-55

Front: Korean Confucian Scholar Yulgok (Yi I; Lee I) (1536 - 1584). Ancient shrine and Korea's oldest residential
building Ojukheon in Gangneung, which houses the Yulgok Memorial Hall, Mongryoungsil (Mongnyongsil), the
birth place of Yul Gok. Ojuk - Black bamboo plants (Phyllostachys nigra). Back: Chochung-do paintings by Yi I's
mother Sin Saimdang (1504 - 1551) from theme "Insects and Plants": "Watermelons" and "Cockscombs".
Watermark: Scholar Yulgok (Yi I); Electrotype '5000'. Artist: Unknown. Engraver: Unknown. Main colours: Terra
Cotta Red, Burnt Umber Brown, Light Salmon, Buff Yellow. Signatures: Seal, unknown. Issuer: Bank of Korea.
Date of First Issue: 2 January 2006. Withdrawn: N/a. Legal tender: Yes. Material: Cotton paper.
Printing method: Intaglio. Printer: Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (KOMSCO).


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Dimensions: 142 x 68 mm

Security features:

@ Hologram (OVD: Optically Variable Device): Changing designs at different angles. At different angles, "map of Korea," "face value number and Taegeuk (the Great Absolute)," and "Four signs of divination" can be seen.

@ Color Shifting Ink: Depending on the angle, the value (5000) on the reverse changes between gold and green.

@ Intaglio latent image: From the position of eyes, if we look askance at the note, "WON" appears, thanks to a special intaglio printing method.

@ Security Thread: Held up to the light, the banknote shows microletters within a thin fluorescent plastic film.

@ See-through Register: Patterns are printed in the same place on both sides of the note. Holding the note up to the light, the shapes on the obverse and reverse will combine to make a completed Taegeuk.

@ Micro Lettering: Difficult to see with the naked eye, but can be discerned with a magnifier. It is appeared as a line or dotted line when forged by color printer or color copier.

@ Watermark: Held up to the light, a hidden reverse image portrait appears in the non-image space on the left side of the obverse, thanks to the variation in thickness within each note.

@ Special Press and Soldering: Without holding the note up to the light, the watermark can still be read because of higher differences in paper thickness.

@ Watermark Bar: Held up to the light, three horizontal dark bars and two bright bars appear in turn, thanks to the variation in thickness within each note.

@ Intaglio Printing: A special method applying ink to a concave plate. The slightly raised figures produced can be felt.

@ Fluorescent Security Fiber: Fluorescent fibers are inserted into the paper. Under ultraviolet light, it is possible to see the fluorescent fibers scattered throughout.

@ Endless Pattern: A printing method inter-linking the pattern between top and bottom, right and left around the edge of the note.

@ Rainbow Printing: A printing method whereby color gradients give a rainbow-like effect.


Texts: Bank of Korea. Five Thousand Won.

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