Title : Korean Orchid Series (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2186 
KPC#
C-1679 
MICHEL#
2213 
StanGib#
2530 
Scott#
2066b 
Date of Issue
11/12/2001 
Quantity
1,250,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Orchid
(Orchis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim.
Original painter
Kim, Jae-hak 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm  
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 X 5
4 se-tenant 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 5 colors
(aromatic stamp - the scent of oriental orchids) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The new Korean Orchid Series will be issued during the next five years from 2001 to 2005. In the first bundle of the series, a variety of orchids including Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw., Gymnadenia camtschatica (Cham.) Miyabe & Kudo, Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng. and Orchis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim. are featured.

Orchis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim.
This perennial plant grows in North Hamgyeong Province, Jeju Island, Halla Mountain and Jiri Mountain. It is 10 to 15 centimeters in height. Two to three light pinkish blossoms bloom in May and June.