Monaco celebrates Grimaldi territory on new stamp issue


24 May 2023
The €2.32 Monaco depicts Polignac, the historical site of the Grimaldis

The village of Polignac, in the department of Haute-Loire, is the birthplace of Count Pierre de Polignac who married, in 1920, Princess Charlotte Grimaldi, Duchess of Valentinois and daughter of Prince Louis II of Monaco.

According to the rules of succession and dynastic substitution established in the 15th century, Pierre de Polignac had to renounce his name and his arms, and became Prince Pierre of Monaco. From this union were born Princess Antoinette and Prince Rainier, future sovereign of the Principality. The stamp represents the Fortress of Polignac, a site classified as a Historic Monument since 1840.

Issue date: 1 June

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Design and line-engraving: Elsa CATELIN
Printing process: 6 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40 x 31,77 mm horizontal
Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations

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