277/365 Korean Money

277/365: I've always found money incredibly interesting and beautiful especially if it is old or from a different country. The complexity of art on currency is not just for it's beauty, but to make counterfeiting difficult. It is easy to get lost looking at the endless intricacy of patterns and minute details in the paper money. And I love the way coins from different countries often feel completely different. On this 1000 Won note (worth about 1$) is a picture of Yi Hwang, one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty. May 14, 2013

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