Title : DEFINITIVE POSTAGE STAMP (910 WON)
Stamp Serial#
1754 
KPC#
361 
MICHEL#
1778 
StanGib#
2048 
Scott#
1733 
Date of Issue
02/15/1994 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
910 won 
Design
King Sejong and Preface of Hunminchong-um(Hangul;Korean Alphabet) 
Designer
Won, In-Jae 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
13*12 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 100(10*10) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
As the special handling fee for domestic mail is changed on February 15, 1994, a 910 won definitive postage stamp for the first-class registered mail in a standardized envelope is issued for the promotion of users' convenience. This postage stamp features King Sejong and preface of the book "Hunminchong-um", which explains how to use Hunminchong-um, the mother of the Korean Alphabet, Hangul.

During the reign of Choson's fourth king, Sejong(r.1418-1450), there were great developments in science and technolgy along with an astronomical observatory and relevant equiments. His reign has been reguarded as a golden age of national culture through the invention of the Korean alphabet, "Hunminchong-um", the compilation of the codes, and the revival of court music. So King Sejong has been revered as a great king in Korean history for these brilliant achievements.

"Hunminchong-um", invented in 1443 (the 25th year of King Sejong's reign), and proclaimed three years later, is a scientific phonetic alphabet, based on the theories of the Yin-Yang and Five Elements. "Hunminchong-um" has been regarded as the most significant cultural legacy of Korea.

In the hope that this postage stamp will remind us of our ancestor's cultural potentiality and creativity, the Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp with a slightly changed design of the 710 won definitive postage stamp issued on April 29, 1993, whose design is also King Sejong and the preface of "Hunminchong-um".