Title : THE QUINCENTENIAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA
Stamp Serial#
1702 
KPC#
C-1298 
MICHEL#
1726 
StanGib#
2014 
Scott#
1686 
Date of Issue
10/12/1992 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
100Won 
Design
Symbol of the Discovery of America 
Designer
Cho Jong-hyun 
Image Area
23*33 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20 (4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The spirit of adventure for the Europeans who opened "The Great Sailing era" in looking for "new lands", "new territory", "new seas", is well known. Especially of the Spanish, and Portuguese who wanted to find a new trading road, not in the Mediterranean, for the purchase of pepper and perfume. This exploration became a big turning point in human history in October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus discovered America.

This historic event which is evaluated very high by virtue of the contribution in the advent of new economic system as result of the trading with the new continent and the activation of economy, helped accomplish much development in the Geographics and the Astronamics, the Shipbuilding and the Sailing Technics, the usage of Firing Guns in sea war and contributed to the birth of the modern form of enterprise and civil class (middle class) with the reasonable banking for raising of the capital.

The European's landing on the Americas influenced very much the social and economic life of themselves to the extent that Adam Smith called this the most enormous and important event in human history. That is, the Sugar, Corn, Potato, Cocoa, Tobacco etc, from the new continent changed their eating habits and daily life. And, the inflow of huge amount of Gold and silver contributed to the activation of World economy as a momentum to develop European Economy with the advent of the huge market.

The Ministry of communications issues this Postage Stamp, hoping that this historic event of "500 years of European's landing on the Americas" should contribute to the real development of human history, with praise for the Americas.