South Korea new 2,000-won Winter Olympics commemorative note reported for introduction in 2017


According to an article on dated 20 December 2016, in 2017 the Bank of Korea plans to introduce 2.8 million new 2,000-won notes to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games to be held 9-25 February 2018 in PyeongChang. The front features athletes from seven winter sports events (biathlon, ice hockey, curling, speed skating, ski jumping, luge, and bobsled), whereas the back features a tiger and a pine tree from by Joseon-era artist Kim Hong-do’s painting, Songhamaenghodo.

Courtesy of Jeonghyun Park and Craig Eustace.

Leave a Reply