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Catalogue Number:  288
Stamp Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
Stamp Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Date of Issue:  March 20, 2003
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  19.0 mm x 23.0 mm
Print Run:  Unfinished
FDC Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Engraving:  Rudolf Cigánik
Cancellation Design:  Rudolf Cigánik
FDC Printing:  TAB, Ltd., Bratislava
FDC Print Technology:  Offset
FDC Print Run:  6,000

Back in the 10th century Kremnica was one of the most important towns in Slovakia, mainly due to the Iarge reserves of gold and silver which were mined there. In 1328, King Karol Robert granted the town municipal privileges and a national mint was founded; indeed the mint is still in operation today.
The ducats, or florins, from the Kremnica mint have became the most sought after coins in Europe, and due to the fact that in the 14th century, the Kremnica mines produced more gold than any other European mine, the town was named the "Golden Town Kremnica".
Local trade subsequently flourished and the town had an abundant supply of craftsmen. For over 100 years Kremnica has had a school for the young with hearing impediments, it also has a college of applied arts.
In 1950, Kremnica was declared an Urban Conservation Area. The many historical monuments and cultural events attract numerous visitors every year.

Miroslav Náro¾ný
Mayor of Kremnica

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