Title: Definitive Stamp (5 (Old) Won)
U.S. Military Government Office "Won" Series
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
16 
KPC#
55 
MICHEL#
19 A 
StanGib#
87 
Scott#
73 
Date of Issue
09/10/1946 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
10 (Old) Won 
Design
Admiral Yi Sun-shin 
Designer
Oh Choong-whan 
Image Area
23mm27mm 
Perforation
1111 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White Japanese paper; no watermark
Printer
Kyung-wha Printing Office 
Description

Admiral Yi Soon-shin:
Admiral Yi Soon-shin was born in 1545 (or the 1st year of King Injong of the Yi Dynasty) in Seoul and is well renowned as a great commander for this gallanty and brilliant strategy displayed during the reign of King Sonjo. His penname was Yo Hai, and he was also given the name "Chungmu Kong", by the Royal Court.

During the reign of King Sonjo from 1576, when he passed the state examination for military service, through 1598, when he died in action in the Noryang Sea Battle during the Japanese invasion of Korea, he fought the alien invaders self-sacrificingly for the defense of his fatherland. His invention of the turtle ship enabled him to annihilate the invading Japanese armada off Hansando Island and Pusanpo Bay, thus helping him greatly in overcomeing the national crisis. All the people of Korea, who respect and admire him highly, erected Hyunchungsa Shrine in Asan, Chungchong-namdo Province, in memory of his noble spirit of loyalty and his sublime personality.