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Kremnica Catalogue Number: Stamp Design: Stamp Engraving: Date of Issue: Printing:

288 Rudolf Cigánik Rudolf Cigánik March 20, 2003 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: FDC Engraving: Cancellation Design: FDC Printing: FDC Print Technology: FDC Print Run:

Rudolf Cigánik Rudolf Cigánik Rudolf Cigánik TAB, Ltd., Bratislava Offset 6,000

Back in the 10 th 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 14 th 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 monum ents and cultural events attract numerous visitors every year. Miroslav Nárožný Mayor of Kremnica

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