Title : THE 72ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT OF REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Stamp Serial#
1642 
KPC#
C-1245 
MICHEL#
1666 
StanGib#
1948 
Scott#
1636 
Date of Issue
04/13/1991 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
The Provisional Government Building and The Tae-geuk-kee (Korean Flag) 
Designer
Byun, Choo-suk 
Image Area
33mm*23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Print and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
April 13, 1919 is a historic day, when the establishment of a provisional government of The Republic of Korea, in exile, in Shanghai China was declared.

The Provisional Government reflected the Korean people's desire to regain national independence from Japanese occupation. The Provisional Government enacted a visional constitutuin according to the noble spirit of independence inherited from the Sam-il (March 1st) Independence Movement. In addition, the Provisional Government adopted a constituitional democratic republic system, whose premise was on a separation of power. Accordingly, the Provisional Government appointed an executive body, cabinet members, as well as an organized provisional legislative body. Therefore, the Provisional Government became the first government whose citizens have sovereignty in Korean history. Although it began as a government in exile, the Provisional Government exercised its national sovereignty as the sole legitimate regime of Korea. Until the day of independence, the Provisional Government had fulfilled its role for 27 years as the spirital leader of the Korean people and as a centripetal entity of the independence movement. The Provisional Government unified various independence movements at home and abroad, organized an army and declared war against Japan.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in a design of the Provisioal Government building, in order to honor the historic significance of the Provisional Government and our forerunner's spirit of the independence movement.