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North Koreans are thought to have until Sunday to change their old notes into the new currency. But there appears to be a limit on how much can be exchanged - one report says each adult can cash in only 100,000 won. The currency reforms are part of [a] campaign to return to the North Korean version of orthodox socialism Rudiger Frank North Korea analyst Glimpse inside secretive state At the time of the announcement one US dollar was worth 135 North Korea won at official exchange rates. That means each adult can exchange about US$740-worth (£445) of won.