KRW - Won surcoreano

The Won surcoreano is the currency of Corea (del Sur). Our currency rankings show that the most popular Won surcoreano exchange rate is the KRW to USD rate. The currency code for Korea (South) Won is KRW, and the currency symbol is ₩. Below, you'll find Won surcoreano rates and a currency converter.

In 1633, the Korean Mun, made up of copper and bronze coins, was made the principal currency of Korea. The Mun was used for over two centuries, until it was replaced in 1892 by the Yang, the first decimalized Korean currency. In 1902, the Won was introduced as the official currency of Korea, with an exchange rate of 1 Won to 5 Yang. The Bank of Korea was established in 1909, but changed its name to Bank of Joseon when Korea was annexed by Japan one year later. Under Japanese rule, Korea was forced to adopt the Korean Yen, replacing the Won at par.

Following World War II, in 1945, South Korea established the Won as the country’s official currency, replacing the Yen at par. The Won was originally pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of 15 Won to 1 Dollar, with the peg rate changing multiple times until 1951. Due to the drastic drop in value, the currency was yet again replaced. In 1953, the Korean Hwan was introduced at a rate of 1 Hwan to 100 Won. In 1962, a second Korean Won was established, replacing the Korean Hwan at a rate of 1 KRW to 10 Hwan. Again the Won was fixed to the US Dollar with the peg rate changing multiple times until 1997, when it began to float freely in the market.

Won surcoreano Stats

NameWon surcoreano
Symbol
Minor unit1/100 = Jeon
Minor unit symbolJeon
Inflation0,30 %
Top KRW conversionKRW to USD
Top KRW chartKRW to USD chart

Won surcoreano Profile

CoinsFreq used: ₩100, ₩500
Rarely used: ₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50
Bank notesFreq used: ₩1000, ₩5000, ₩10000, ₩50000
Central bankThe Bank of Korea
Users
Corea (del Sur)

Tipos de divisa en tiempo real

DivisaTipoCambiar
EUR / USD1,05153
GBP / EUR1,16378
USD / JPY129,849
GBP / USD1,22374
USD / CHF0,994181
USD / CAD1,29939
EUR / JPY136,539
AUD / USD0,693605

Tipos de cambio del Banco Central

DivisaInterest Rate
JPY-0,10 %
CHF-0,75 %
EUR0,00 %
USD0,75 %
CAD0,50 %
AUD0,10 %
NZD1,00 %
GBP1,00 %