Title: Definitive Stamp (10 won) 
Stamp Serial#
2314 
KPC#
433 
MICHEL#
2341 
StanGib#
2691 
Scott#
1984 
Date of Issue
03/06/2003 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Korean Flag (Tae-gook-ee) 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
25mm x 22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10 x 10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 6 colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
In line with the policy to regularly replace definitive postage stamps, the 10-won "Taegeukgi" stamp, which had been used since April 8, 1993, will be re-designed, and a new "Taegeukgi" stamp will begin circulation from March 6, 2003.

Taegeukgi, the national flag of the Republic of Korea, consists of a white background, a taegeuk circle in the center and four trigrams that surround the taegeuk circle at the four corners. The white background of the Taegeukgi symbolizes light and purity and reflects the traditional affinity of the Korean people for peace. The yin-yang circle, divided equally into a blue portion below and a red portion above, represents the dual cosmic forces of yin (blue) and yang (red). It symbolizes universal harmony, in which the passive and the active, the feminine and the masculine, form the whole. The four trigrams of Geon, Gon, Gam and Li, which surround the yin-yang circle, denote the process of yin and yang going through a series of changes and growth. Geon ( ) denotes "heaven", Gon ( ) denotes "earth", Gam ( ) denotes "water" and Li ( ) denotes "fire". Collectively, these four bar symbols represents universal harmony and unity.

Taegeukgi, incorporating the Taegeuk circle that was widely used by the ancestors, embodies the ideals of all Koreans, who have pursued creativity and prosperity under universal principles throughout history.