Title : New Year's Greetings   (View Souvenir Sheet)
Kind
Date of Issue
12/01/2000 
Quantity
1,950,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Lunar New Year - Snake 
Designer
Lee, Hye-ock 
Stamp No.
2115 
Image Area
33mm*31.5mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5*3 
Paper
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The year 2001 is the Year of the Snake. While the snake is viewed as a clever and cunning animal and often considered 'the messenger of Satan' in the West, the beast is believed to transform into a noble dragon after a long period of tribulations in Korea and is also worshiped as a protector of the house based on the belief that every house has a serpent guardian.