KRW - Won sud-coréen

The Won sud-coréen is the currency of Corée (du Sud). Our currency rankings show that the most popular Won sud-coréen 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 sud-coréen rates and a currency converter. You can also subscribe to our currency newsletters with daily rates and analysis, read the Xe Currency Blog, or take KRW rates on the go with our Xe Currency Apps and website.

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 sud-coréen Stats

NameWon sud-coréen
Symbol
Minor unit1/100 = Jeon
Minor unit symbolJeon
Inflation1,90 %
Top KRW conversionKRW to USD
Top KRW chartKRW to USD chart

Won sud-coréen Profile

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

Taux de change en direct

DeviseTauxModifier
EUR / USD1,12392
GBP / EUR1,19770
USD / JPY114,645
GBP / USD1,34612
USD / CHF0,923831
USD / CAD1,26674
EUR / JPY128,852
AUD / USD0,711590

Taux de la banque centrale

DeviseInterest Rate
JPY-0,10 %
CHF-0,75 %
EUR0,00 %
USD0,25 %
CAD0,25 %
AUD0,10 %
NZD0,75 %
GBP0,25 %