Title: Definitive Stamp (5 won)
The 2nd Granite Paper Series
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
579 
KPC#
244 
MICHEL#
606 
StanGib#
733 
Scott#
596 
Date of Issue
02/01/1968 
Quantity
5,000,000 
Denomination
5 won 
Design
Earrings; 5-6 century 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
1312 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
Granite paper unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
Ministry of Communications will issue its regular postage stamps of 1, 5 and 7 Won denomination in dual colour to give the public more pleasure of using mail service by beautifying the design, replacing the mono-colour stamps issued in the past.

Flying Figure carved in relief on one side of the bronzebell One (1) Won denomination depicts the Flying Figure carved in relief on one side of the bronze bell which is the sole Silla period relic still remaining at Sang-won Temple, Kangwon Province. Registered as National Treasure No. 153, this bell was cast in 725 A.D. during the reign of King Songdok and is the oldest of its kind in Korea. With its beautiful shape and excellent workmanship displayed in carving every part of the design, especially the Flying Figure and erecting horns on the dragon`s head, it is known to have represented pure and unique ancient, Korean art. This masterpiece well reflects the high standard of culture and art during the Silla Dynasty.

A pair of earrings: A pair of ear rings which were found in an ancient tomb of Silla period are used in designing 5 Won denomination. This 7.8cm long and richly decorated golden ring is composed of two rings chained together and delicately designed decorations hanging from the small ring. Inside of the large one is hollowed. With its beautiful harmony and exquisite craftmanship displayed in the design, it is believed to be the best piece of work used as ear rings during the Silla period. These ear rings were made during the period of 5th to 6th century and are now in the custody of the national museum.

Taegukki: Seven (7) Won denomination depicts Taegukki (Korean national flag) which symbolizes the Republic of Korea. It was 1882 during the reign of King Kojong when Korean people first used this flag. The flag is composed of a circle devided in red and blue and symbols represented in black bars at each four corner. The symbols of Taegukki represent the principle of creation of the universe and at the same time the ambition and eternity of Korean people. To uphold the honour of the flag Korean people have always been ready to sacrifice their sweat and blood, while looking up the flag for everlasting national courage, patience, hope and love. Look at the Taegukki flying proudly in the wind! And let us pledge ourselves once again to serve our country with ever-strong determination to live in peace and happiness as eternally as the universe.