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The Low Down on South Korean Currency
South Korean Won
Bank of Korea
₩1,000, ₩2,000, ₩5,000, ₩10,000, ₩50,000
₩1, ₩5, ₩10, ₩50, ₩100, ₩500
The official currency in South Korea is the won; which is issued by The Bank of Korea. 1 Won is divided into 100 jeon; although the jeon is no longer used for regular transactions.
The won in its current form has been used in South Korea since 1962, and officially replaced the previously-used hwan in 1975.
The ‘won’ has been used throughout several periods of Korean history, with the ‘old won’ referring to a cognate of the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan used in Korea prior to 1910.
Learn more about the AUD to KRW Exchange Rate and its economical influences.
What to spend your South Korean won on:
Bottle of Coke
One-way train ticket
Pair of Jeans
Admission to the four palaces
Must-sees in South Korea
Buying South Korean won Online is Easy
Simply order your South Korean won online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Won Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
What KRW coins are used?
Coins are used increasingly less each year in South Korea, however you may see coins for won denominations of 10, 50, 100 and 500.
Who prints the South Korean won?
The Bank of Korea is the only institution in South Korea with the right to print banknotes and mint coins.
What is the symbol for the South Korean won?
The symbol for the Sough Korean won is ₩
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Excellent serviceArturo Andrade Hernandez
Overall great experience.
The website is very easy to navigate and online ordering was really easy. I had to change my pick up date and a simple email request was met with a quick response to accommodate my change. Pick up was also really quick and easy and the representative was very friendly. Overall, a great experience.Bernie
Very easy to order online and pay via BPay to avoid credit card fees. Pick up at OOL airport was good, be aware the pickup counter is located through the screening gate in the domestic department area. There’s another counter in the check in area but this is not we’re you collect online orders.Kylie Hunt
Sent too soon.
Worked well except for the currency being sent several days before the requested date, which meant I was not home to receive it, which meant a trip to the post office some Km away to collect it. That said, I would probably use the service again as the rates are better than the banks, etc.Michael R
easy to use
easy to use, and so reliable. My money came a few days early too. Would definitely use them again, and recommend to friends.Penelope Travis
Pick up was fast and hassle free
Pick up was fast and hassle free. Professional service.Monica Kwan
the transaction was quick and easy
the transaction was quick and easy, love being able to buy online and pick up in store. it would be a 5 star except that I could not choose the denominations of currency and ended up with too many small notes of one currency and large notes for the other.Bronwyn Turner
All went according to plan
All went according to planLuis Marcos Grimaldi
Straightforward and delivered exactly…
Straightforward and delivered exactly as askedVicki Amanda Taylor
Ordering my USD online.
I ordered my money online and then received a friendly phone call to be told my money had arrived and was ready to be collected, earlier than expected which was really helpful. On arrival to collect I was greeted with a smile and the lady behind the counter could not have been more helpful and even offered extra advice and information that was much appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Travelex again.Sharan Weier
Better rates than the banks
Better rates than the banks. Good service from the kiosks.Grahame
The exchange rate was very good
The exchange rate was very good, and the online transaction went smoothly....highly recommended!!Andrew S.
Quick and simple
An easy and hassle free order to place and collect.Chelle Peters
Transaction went smoothly
Transaction went smoothly. I was able to pick up the currency from my local post office. Some mix up with the payment of $10 pick up fee from Australia Post, which I thought was payable at the time and point of collection. Travelex appear to have been competitive. Overall, I have no reason to not recommend this company.Keith Hillier
Easy to arrange and pick up. No issuesSavernake school of Arts
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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