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My father brought it back from Korea in 1951.  Any ideas what it might be?

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1907 The Emperor of the Korean Empire (actually controlled by Japan) wedding commemorative medal, divided into two levels, as well as copper. rarely seen! I really like this medal! Envy you:thumbup:

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What year do you think this was minted?  1907?

 

19 hours ago, JapanX said:

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Thank you!!  This has been really helpful to my understanding of what it is.  All these years, I thought it had something to do with the Korean War!

 

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If my memory serves me right it was minted somewhere between November 1906 and January 1907.

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Best,

Nick

 

 

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12 hours ago, JapanX said:

If my memory serves me right it was minted somewhere between November 1906 and January 1907.

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Best,

Nick

 

 

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Do you think it has any value to a collector or museum?

 

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2 hours ago, LManz said:

Do you think it has any value to a collector or museum?

 

Oh, I do think it would have value to a collector.  The bronze and silver medals are scare, but they do show up from time to time in auction houses.  For those who can't wait and want to buy it immediately, there is likely one for sale right now on a website for an unreasonable price.  But at a realistic price I believe it would be almost irresistible to a collector of Imperial Korean medals.  However, it would take further research to find out what that price would be.

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Thank you, everyone!

 

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I like this medal very much, but the medals of the Korean Empire are usually very expensive and I can't afford it. I gave you a reference price of about $950 for this medal.:banger:

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Oh. My. God!

That is the holy grail of Korean medal collecting! You are the luckiest collector on the site for 2018! I would cheerfully trade twelve EK1s for that!

The value of this medal has skyrocketed since “ Mr Sunshine” aired on KBS/ KBT. 

Also, one of Asias’ biggest films of last year was about this couples’ daughter- “The Last Princess! “

The last one I saw at auction in the USA went for $2000 and was resold in Seol six weeks later to the Blue House collection for $5000. 

This is one of the very few independent Korean Empire ( Joeson) medals actually awarded! Estimates are about 1000 were given out- mostly bronze. After the Japanese military intelligence coup d’tat was completed this medal was banned. 

It is VERY desirable in Korea now! 

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The movie of the sort of (very rare) medal:

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On 06/11/2018 at 01:23, Ulsterman said:

Oh. My. God!

That is the holy grail of Korean medal collecting! You are the luckiest collector on the site for 2018! I would cheerfully trade twelve EK1s for that!

The value of this medal has skyrocketed since “ Mr Sunshine” aired on KBS/ KBT. 

Also, one of Asias’ biggest films of last year was about this couples’ daughter- “The Last Princess! “

The last one I saw at auction in the USA went for $2000 and was resold in Seol six weeks later to the Blue House collection for $5000. 

This is one of the very few independent Korean Empire ( Joeson) medals actually awarded! Estimates are about 1000 were given out- mostly bronze. After the Japanese military intelligence coup d’tat was completed this medal was banned. 

It is VERY desirable in Korea now! 

I love a happy ending!

usually the unknown is not so interesting!

 

tony

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On 06/11/2018 at 09:23, Ulsterman said:

Oh. My. God!

That is the holy grail of Korean medal collecting! You are the luckiest collector on the site for 2018! I would cheerfully trade twelve EK1s for that!

The value of this medal has skyrocketed since “ Mr Sunshine” aired on KBS/ KBT. 

Also, one of Asias’ biggest films of last year was about this couples’ daughter- “The Last Princess! “

The last one I saw at auction in the USA went for $2000 and was resold in Seol six weeks later to the Blue House collection for $5000. 

This is one of the very few independent Korean Empire ( Joeson) medals actually awarded! Estimates are about 1000 were given out- mostly bronze. After the Japanese military intelligence coup d’tat was completed this medal was banned. 

It is VERY desirable in Korea now! 

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I am sorry to find that this medal that I have collected for two months has been sold, because I recently liked the breast star, I feel very charming.

It turns out that you also like to watch "Mr. Sunshine". This is a good TV series, but his ending makes me feel sad.

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Hello Gentlemen, 

I do not know from where you get this value figures for Korea Crown Prince Wedding Medal, but the silver version of this medals pop's up in auction house in the UK, maybe one every 2 years, with a range price about 400 to 600 GBP incl buyer premium.

Of course the bronze version is much much rarer.

Regards.

    Emmanuel

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