Title : Postage Stamp in Commemoration of the Centennial of the Use of Taegeuk-gi, the Nation Flag 
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Stamp Serial#
1267 
KPC#
C-936 
MICHEL#
1292 
StanGib#
1532 
Scott#
1309 
Date of Issue
08/22/1982 
Quantity
4,000,000 
Denomination
60 won 
Design
Tae-guk-gi 
Designer
Lee Boo-yeol 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White
Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
This year marks the centennial of the use of Taegeuk-gi as the national flag of the Republic of Korea.

Taegeuk-gi was first designed and used in 1882 by Diplomatic Envoy Park Young-hyo abroad a ship on his way to Japan. In 1883 it was formally adopted and proclainmed as the Korean national flag. In 1949, an ad hoc council established by the Ministry of Education finally fixed the exact design and placement of eum(negative) and yang(positive) and the bars at the four corners. The design of the flag, yang ans eum symbolized by red and blue respectively, and the four sets of bars colored in black, is based on the pinciple of creation of the universe originating from the principle of old Chinese philosophy contained in the Book of Changes. The circle, divided into red and blue signifying the sun and nobility, blue signifying male and hope-symbolizes the dual principle of the positive and the negative.The flag is to be attached to a pole that has at the top a knob shaped in the form of a Rose of Sharon bud. In order to uphold the honour of this flag, Korean people have always been ready to sacrifice their sweat and blood.

On the occsion of the centennial of the use of Taegeuk-gi, the Ministry of Communications issues this commemorative stamp as a token of our wish for the everlasting development of our country.