№ 717Sw (1.20 Lei) State Arms of Moldova

State Arms of Moldova

Wikipedia: State Arms of Moldova
The coat of arms of Moldova consists of a stylized eagle holding a cross in its beak and a sceptre and an olive branch in its claws. According to the author[who?] of the coat of arms, the eagle symbolizes the Latin origin of the people. The chest of the eagle is protected by a shield that bears the traditional insigns of Moldavia: an aurochs head with the sun between its horns. It also contains two lozenges (the ears), a five-petal flower and a moon in a crescent phase. Everything on the shield has one of the three traditional colours: red, yellow, blue. The coat of arms appears in the centre of the flag of Moldova.  Read more..

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Variety:  Standard Series - Type «Sw» Syncopated Top and Bottom
Michel Catalogue No. Michel Catalogue No. 717Sw
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 717Sw
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. 744
UPU WNS Number UPU WNS Number Links MD034.10
Stamp Type Stamp Type Commemorative
Official Status Official Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Paper Type Paper Type Coated (Glossy)
UV Luminescence UV Luminescence Luminescent: Both Sides - Intense
Gum Gum Gummed
Colour Colour Multicoloured
Perforation Type Perforation Type Comb Syncopated
Perforation Size Perforation Size 13
Print Process Print Process Offset Lithography
Size (mm) Size (mm) 34.00 x 34.00
Original Face Value Face Value 1.20 Lei
Applicable Postal Rate Applicable Postal Rate 1.20 Lei (1.9.2008-30.11.2012) Letters/Domestic/Moldova/Surface Mail/Unregistered
Quantity Printed Quantity Printed 150,000
Rarity Rarity Common
Euro Value (Mint) Euro Value (Mint) 0.30
Euro Value (Used) Euro Value (Used) 0.30
FIP Status FIP Status Compliant
Se-Tenant Items Containing this Stamp Se-Tenant Items Containing this Stamp Links -
Sheets for this Stamp Sheets Links Minisheet № 717Sw Kb
Booklets Containing this Stamp Booklets Containing this Stamp Links -
First Day Covers Bearing this Stamp First Day Covers Bearing this Stamp Links № 717Sw-718Sw FDC
Maximum Cards Bearing this Stamp Maximum Cards Bearing this Stamp Links № 717Sw MC1
 

 

Catalogue: Stamp Issues & Related Items 2010 Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the Republic of Moldova
Issue:  20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the State Flag and Arms of the Republic of Moldova