Commemorative Banknote

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Banknote 2,000-won

The Bank of Korea, which is the central bank of the host country for ‘PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games’, issues a commemorative banknote for ‘PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games’ with 2.3millions of issuing amount. The banknote is meaningful because not only it is celebrating the first Olympic Winter Games in Korea, but also it is the first commemorative banknote ever to be issued in Korea.

| Design |
  • <Obverse>

The obverse of the special commemorative banknote portrays seven official sports from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. One sport from each of the seven International Olympic Winter Sports Federations has been selected: Speed Skating, Curling, Ice Hockey, Ski Jumping, Biathlon, Luge, and Bobsleigh. Among these sports, Speed Skating was selected as the main feature for its special connection to the Olympic Games and Korea; it was one of the few sports in the very first Olympic Winter Games, and the first-ever sport in the Olympic Games that Team Korea competed in, at the St Moritz 1948 Winter Olympic Games. Skaters in the note are in a race, with the iconic mountainous view of Gangwon Province in the background. The official emblem for PyeongChang 2018 can be found on the armbands they are wearing, and the elements from the PyeongChang 2018 Look of the Games are captured delicately as background.

  • <Reverse>

The reverse side of the commemorative banknote shows the Tiger and Pine Tree, a masterpiece by Kim Hong-do (pen name: Danwon), a Korean artist from the 18th century. Tiger is the motif of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic mascot, Soohorang, and is an integral part of Korean mythology that symbolises the strong mind of the Korean people. The Tiger and Pine Tree is one of the most acclaimed pieces of Kim Hong-do for its detailed and realistic depiction of a tiger, as if each strand of fur comes to life in the picture. The work of art is praised for having best portrayed the nature of a courageous Korean tiger, and was used in the banknote design to show the unique identities of Korean traditional art. The PyeongChang 2018 Look of the Games also found on the reverse side ties the overall design of the note together. Korean consonant ‘Hieut (ㅎ),’ from both the PyeongChang 2018 slogan ‘하나된 열정 (Passion. Connected.)’ and ‘한국 (Korea),’ is blended into the images on the reverse side.

Commemorative Banknote 전지형(24장)

Korea/ 2,000won×24/ 2017

Price : 168,000won

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Commemorative Banknote 연결형(2장)

Korea/ 2,000won×2/ 2017

Price 15,000won

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Commemorative Banknote 낱장형

Korea/ 2,000won/ 2017/ 140×75mm

Price 8,000won

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PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Commemorative Banknote Security Features

Issue Country : Korea

Face Value : 2,000won

Issue Year : 2017

Size : 140 × 75mm

  • Windowed Security Thread
    ‘ㅍ’ and ‘ㅊ’, the consonants of the Korean alphabet symbolizing Pyeongchang, are arranged in an alternating pattern
  • Hologram
    The consonants and vowels of the Koreanalphabet forming “Ha-na-doen-yul-jung”, the Korean word for the slogan “Passion, Connected”, are embodied as snowflakes.
  • Watermark and Special Press and Soldering(SPAS)
    The watermark image used the ‘PyeongChang Olympic Stadium’ as the theme, and Special Press and Soldering(SPAS) is applied to part of the watermark image.
  • Intaglio Printing
    The banknote adopts intaglio printing, which creates a granular texture that can be felt when touching the speed skaters, letters and numbers.
  • Intaglio Latent Image
    Depending on the viewing angle, the Koreanconsonants ‘ㅍ’ and ‘ㅊ’, the acronyms for PyeongChang in Korean, are alternately visible when the note is tilted
  • Tactile mark for the Vision-Impaired
    To help the visually challenged to distinguish between different banknote denominations, the three stripe pattern (☰☰) is embeddedtwice on the middle of the left and right parts of the note's obverse.
  • Novel Numbering
    The sizes of the numbers and lettersin the serial number increasegradually from left to right.
  • Color-Shifting Ink
    Because of special ink, the color of theface value number (‘2000’) on the rightside of the note's reverse changes from‘gold’ to ‘green’ depending on theviewing angle.
  • Micro Lettering
    Olympics-related micro lettering such as‘PyeongChang2018’ whic h can onlybe discerned with a magnifying glass areemployed on the area of the obverse andreverse of the banknote.


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Term Start on 11. September. 2017. ~ 29. September. 2017. Reservation(by order of arrival)
Available at Kookmin Bank, Industrial Bank of Korea, Nonghyup, Suhyup Bank, Shinhan Bank, Wooribank, Korea Post, Kyongnam Bank, Daegu Bank, Busan Bank and Poongsan-Hwadong
How to reserve the coin By submission of application form with payment (Banks will provide “Exchange Ticket”)

Coin Exchange

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Term 11. December. 2017 ~ 15. December. 2017
How to exchange Bring “Exchange Ticket” to the Bank where reserved


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