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  World Paper Money Catalog and History



Korea North banknotes
North Korea paper money catalog and North Korean currency history



Pick # Date
Russian occupation
1-4 1945
1, 5, 10, 100 won
Republic
5-11 1947
15, 20, 50 chon, 1, 5, 5, 10, 100 won
12-17 1959
50 chon, 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 won
18-22 1978
1, 5, 10, 50, 100 won
23-30 1988
1, 5, 10, 50 chon, 1, 5, 10, 50 won; "capitalist visitors" currency
31-38 1988
1, 5, 10, 50 chon, 1, 5, 10, 50 won; "socialist visitors" currency
39-44 1992-96
1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 won
45-46 2002
1.000, 5.000 won
48 2005
500 won
49-56 (2007)
1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000 won; commemorative overprint "Kim IL Sung 95 Birthday
57-66 2002(2009)
1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 won
new 2013 5.000 won
CS4-8 2000 1, 5, 10, 50 won; commemorative overprint "55 Anniversary of DPRK"
NL 2002 5 won; commemorative overprint "Sun's Day, 90 Anniversary"
NL (2005) 200, 500, 1.000, 5.000 won; commemorative overprint "60 Anniversary of Liberation"
CS9 (2012) 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 5.000 won; commemorative overprint "Kim IL Sung 100 Birthday
CS10 (2015) 5.000 won; commemorative overprint "70 Anniversary of DPRK"
Remarks: all images reduced 50%

Banknotes are attributed to last Pick's catalogue:
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 2: General Issues 1368-1960
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 3: Modern Issues 1961-
Standard Catalog of World Paper Money, volume 1: Specialized Issues

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