PMG's Featured Note of the Month: South Korea 2018 2,000 Won

Posted on 2/21/2023

This note was issued to celebrate the PyeongChang Olympic Games five years ago.

South Korea PyeongChang Olympic Games 2018 2,000 Won graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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Country: South Korea

Catalog Number: Pick# 58a

Date: 2018

Denomination: 2,000 Won

Varieties: The PMG Population Report breaks down Pick# 58a into subcategories: '1' for Uncut Pair, '2' for Uncut Sheet of Three, 'sn' for Selected Number, 'fr' for PMG's First Releases designation and 'er' for PMG's Early Releases designation.

What makes it special? This note was issued to celebrate the PyeongChang, South Korea, Winter Olympics, which were held February 9-25, 2018. The front of the note shows speed skaters, and South Korean athletes won 7 Olympic medals in speed skating events out of 17 medals overall. South Korea finished sixth in the total medal count, behind Norway, Germany, Canada, the United States and the Netherlands.

Did you know? The 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Two early competitors for the 2030 Olympic Games are 2002 host Salt Lake City and 1972 host Sapporo, Japan.

Total graded by PMG: As of February 2023, the PMG Population Report includes over 9,600 examples of these notes.

PMG median grade: PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ.

PMG highest graded: The PMG Population Report lists 86 items graded PMG 70★ Gem Uncirculated EPQ, including one Uncut Pair.

Sales highlights: In January 2023 on eBay, an example graded PMG 69 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ realized $121, while examples graded PMG 68 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ realized $55 and $52.

PMG Registry: This note is part of several categories, including South Korea Complete, Including Varieties, 1949-Date, P1-Date, where an example graded PMG 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated EPQ appears in 49er's 49er - South Korea 31625.

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