don or donchung

In Korea, a small unit of mass used for gold, = 1/160 geun = 1/1000 gwan, = 3.75 grams. chart symbol Also romanized as ton.

The don survives chiefly in the custom of presenting a baby with ½ don of gold on the celebration held on the 100th day after its birth. On a child's first birthday, it is traditionally given a gold ring weighing 1 don.

United Nations, 1966.

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