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Does anybody have any North Korean currency?

 
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Zackback



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: Kyungbuk

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Does anybody have any North Korean currency? Reply with quote

I figured it would be of some value one day when their regime falls. It would also be pretty cool to show off to a lady when trying to pick her up.
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thrylos



Joined: 10 Jun 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anybody have any North Korean currency? Reply with quote

Zackback wrote:
I figured it would be of some value one day when their regime falls.


Ha ha ha. It's hardly worth the paper it's printed on now!!!

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It would also be pretty cool to show off to a lady when trying to pick her up.


What kinds of girls do you date?

You know it's technically illegal in South Korea, right? Shocked
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alwaysbeclosing100



Joined: 07 Feb 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: re Reply with quote

1. you can get it as a novelty on ebay

2. it is overpriced and not worth much as tons of it is available

3. possessing it in south korea is illegal
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tophatcat



Joined: 09 Aug 2006
Location: under the hat

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uhuuu! 2 peanuts and a half a piece of bread. That's about a day's salary in case you need a currency exchange rate.
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Steelrails



Joined: 12 Mar 2009
Location: Earth, Solar System

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember a story about a fictitious banana republic country that printed money on its toilet paper, with the notes on the roll adjusting to the rate of inflation as you used the toilet paper. That seems pretty clever.
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Leon



Joined: 31 May 2010

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy it from gift shops that are near where the DMZ tours leave. You can also buy North Korean wine, which is actually not bad.
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: re Reply with quote

alwaysbeclosing100 wrote:


possessing it in south korea is illegal


Odd, then why would they sell it at the DMZ in South Korea? Another Korean law oddity.
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CentralCali



Joined: 17 May 2007

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the stuff being sold as souvenirs the current currency?
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