In 2006, South Korea issued five thousand Won, it is classified as Series III by the Bank of Korea. The original size of this note is 142x68mm.
This banknote is printed with colour terracotta Red, burnt umber brown, light salmon, buff yellow by Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation. The printing method used in Intaglio and the matter used is cotton paper. A legend in Korean script is printed on top centre with the serial number on the top left and bottom right with two syllabuses in Korean below it. The portrait of Korean Confucian Scholar Yulgok) is seen on the left with an Ancient Shrine and Korea's oldest residential building Ojukheon in Gangneung with Black bamboo plants in the background. A hologram is printed on the centre-left which show a map of Korea and denomination on it. The denomination in English numeral is print on both top right and bottom left.
The legend ‘Bank of Korea’ is printed in English script on top centre. It also features Chochung-do paintings by Yi I's mother Sin Saimdang of theme Insects, Plants, Watermelon and Cockscombs in the centre with the denomination on the top left and bottom right.
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