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Date of Issue : 2018.03.21
Types : 3
Denomination : 330 won
Design :
Stamp No. : 3273
Printing Process
& Colors
: Offset, Four Colors, Blue Foiling, Pantone Silver
Size of Stamp : 25.5 × 43
: 6 × 3 (175mm × 165mm)
Image Area : 25.5 × 41.8
Paper : White unwatermarked
Perforation : 14 × 14
Printer : POSA
Designer : Shin, Jae-yong
Quantity : 252,000 stamps each
Korea Post introduces Gim Jeong-ho, Yi Cheon, and Choi Hyeong-sup, figures who have been elevated to the Korea Science & Technology Hall of Fame as the fourth group of the stamp series of famed scientists and engineers who helped Korea shine. Gim Jeong-ho (1804~1866) was a geographer of the Joseon Dynasty who contributed greatly to Koreas geographical development through his compilation of traditional maps. Gim Jeong-ho dedicated his life to producing accurate maps and geographical compilations. He produced three great maps, which include Daedongyeojido, Cheonggudo, and Dongyeodo, and also compiled the geographical books Dongyeodoji, Yeodobiji, and Daedongjiji, each counterparts of the maps. Daedongyeojido was the result of thirty years of research and a compilation of existing maps and geographical writings, and is the most authentic geographical map of the Joseon Dynasty. This map is accurate to the extent that it is nearly identical to todays map of the country. Yi Cheon (1376~1451) was an engineer and former military officer who took the lead in the development of science and technology during the time of Sejong the Great of the Joseon Dynasty. Together with Jang Yeong-sil, he demonstrated his talent and participated in the production of various astronomical instruments such as the abridged armilla, armillary sphere, and hemispherical sundial. He contributed greatly to typography of the Joseon Dynasty by manufacturing the Gyeongjaja and the Gabinja, metal movable type prints, and also created the standards for weights and measures, which became the groundwork of science and technology in the times of King Sejong. Furthermore, Yi developed the assembly-type chongtong, large-scale hwapo (cannon). He further remained active as he was put in charge of engineering and construction affairs, and took the lead in various scientific developments of the time. Choi Hyeong-sup (1920~2004) was a metal engineer who established the foundation of Koreas science and technology administration. He achieved research results in this extensive field reaching the application, development, and research of the fundamentals of the fields of hydrometallurgy and metallurgy, as well as the Interfacial Phenomena and Flotation Principle. As the first president of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), he helped the institute grow over a short period of time into an institution representing Korea. Most of the secrets and experiences he gained during the establishment of the institution and the operation process were later applied in their entirety to several government-funded institutions that were founded thereafter. Choi Hyeong-sup remained in office as Minister of Science and Technology for seven and a half years, the longest period anyone has ever held office, and was a great merit to the establishment of the foundations for Koreas own development of a science and technology system.