N.Korea Prints New 5,000 Won Bills

      July 31, 2014 10:58

      North Korea has printed a new 5,000 won bill bearing the portraits of nation founder Kim Il-sung and his son Kim Jong-il.

      A source in China said the new banknotes went into circulation on Wednesday.

      The existing 5,000 won bill, which is the largest available denomination, bears only the portrait of Kim Il-sung.

      "The aim of the new bill is not to reform the currency but simply to add the portrait of Kim Jong-il," the source said.

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