North Korea ½-CHON (KM184) Orangutan
In 2002, North Korea issued a series 12 coins, eight with animals and four with planes, trains, and ships. There are 100 chon to the won, which makes the denomination of these coins quite small. I doubt these were intended for circulation, but I have included them anyway.
Coin Zoo visitor and biologist Peter S. of Austria has confirmed that this is indeed an orangutan, saying "The face is clearly a male orangutan, although the arms are a bit short."
- Diameter: 27 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM184