Title : Traditional Culture Special (6th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2390
KPC#
C-1856 
StanGib#
2771 
Scott#
2151a 
Date of Issue
08/20/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Golden Crown Hat 
Engraving
Lee, Pil-woo and
Shin, In-chul 
Designer
Mo, Ji-won  
Image Area
35mm x 35mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Intaglio, two colors
(Octagonal-shaped stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The sixth and last edition of the "Traditional Culture Special" features different types of traditional hats that were used according to the people's social status and ceremonial occasions. People wore these hats for the sake of protection and ornamentation. Integrating practical, ornamental, and symbolic meaning, traditional hats worn at the time evolved into a variety of types. Those illustrated on the stamps currently belong to the National Folk Museum of Korea.

Golden Crown:
Civil and military officials during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) wore golden crowns as part of the official uniform on New Year's Day, national holidays, great religious ceremonies, and when royal decrees were promulgated. The golden crown was cylindrical with a vine motif around its circumference on the front and the entire back. While the vine patterns were gold-plated, other parts of the hat were black. Lastly, a gold-plated ornamental hairpin was attached horizontally to the back of the hat to keep it in place.