• 1/2 Chon 2002, KM# 194, Korea, North, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jet
  • 1/2 Chon 2002, KM# 194, Korea, North, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jet
Description

North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, with Pyongyang as its capital and the largest city in the country. To the north and northwest, the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in Chinese) and Tumen rivers, and to the south, it is bordered by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms, surrounded by the inscription "Central Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea", date below.

The coat of arms of North Korea features the Sup'ung dam under Mount Paektu and a power line as the escutcheon. The crest is a five-pointed red star. It is supported with ears of rice, bound with a red ribbon bearing the inscription "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea" in Chosongul characters. The design bears similarities to the emblem of the Soviet Union and other emblems of the socialist heraldic style.

조선민주주의인민공화국중앙은행
조선민주주의
인민공화국
2002

Reverse

Depicts a jet right, denomination below, inscription above.

A jet aircraft (or simply jet) is an aircraft (nearly always a fixed-wing aircraft) propelled by jet engines.

Whereas the engines in propeller-powered aircraft generally achieve their maximum efficiency at much lower speeds and altitudes, jet engines and aircraft achieve maximum efficiency at speeds close to or even well above the speed of sound. Jet aircraft generally cruise at faster than about Mach 0.8 (609 mph, 981 km/h or 273 m/s) at altitudes around 10,000–15,000 metres (33,000–49,000 ft) or more.

Frank Whittle, an English inventor and RAF officer, developed the concept of the jet engine in 1928, and Hans von Ohain in Germany developed the concept independently in the early 1930s. He wrote in February 1936 to Ernst Heinkel, who led the construction of the world's first turbojet aircraft and jet plane Heinkel He 178.

XXI CENTURY FAO FOOD SECURITY
½

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Aluminium
Weight 2.16 g
Diameter 27.02 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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