19 August 2021
The Office des Timbres celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Monaco Museum of Stamps and Coins with a four-stamp miniature sheet.
Established by Sovereign Ordinance of Prince Rainier III in December 1995, the Monaco Museum of Stamps and Coins opened to the public in January 1996.
It hosts the stamp and coin collections of the Prince of Monaco, which are some of the most stunning and widely renowned in the world.
The coin collection focuses on coins issued by the Princes of Monaco and finds made within the Principality during the nineteenth century. A special room, known as the rare stamps room, houses rare stamps and coins on an alternate basis during prestigious international exhibitions in which the museum participates.
The museum also exhibits the machines and tools used to manufacture stamps and coins and, in particular, a large stamp printing press and a large coining press, which was used from 1837 to 1838 in the mint then installed in the Prince’s Palace in Monaco.
- Design and line-engraving: Sophie BEAUJARD
- Printing process: Intaglio and offset
- Size of the block: 120 x 100 mm
- Size of the stamp: 40 x 30 mm
- Quantity of issue: 35 000 blocks
This issue will be sold exclusively by the “Office des Timbres”, the “Musée des Timbres et des Monnaies” and in the sales network of the Principality. It will be included, with other values, in the 2nd Part of the philatelic programme 2021 and offered to our subscribers and customers.