Title: Fruit Series (5th Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
907 
KPC#
C-608 
MICHEL#
952 
StanGib#
1144 
Scott#
902 
Date of Issue
11/30/1974 
Quantity
1,000,000 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Pahm
Chestnuts 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
Chestnut: This nut grows on a tree belonging to the beech family. The tree which has deciduous leaves stands five to 15 meters high. Its white blossoms, each having both pistillate and staminate flowers, come into bloom in May to June. The flowers have strong fragrance which is quite unique. Each prickly bur contains two or three smooth-shelled nuts. The green burs turn yellowish brown and shed the nuts as they ripen in September to October. The wood of this tree has many uses while the nut is edible and also used as a medicine. The trees, grown in the mountains or in the vicinity of rural villages, are widely distributed in Korea, Hokkaido and other parts of Japan.