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100th Anniversary of the Birth of Dom Mintoff

On 6 August 2016, MaltaPost will mark the 100th Anniversary from the birth of former Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff by the release of a stamp issue. Born in Cospicua on 6 August 1916 Dominic Mintoff was known for his extensive and distinguished political career in Malta which included a number of terms as Prime Minister.

The stamp shows Dom Mintoff in a classical photographic portrait and bears a face value of €3.00. Printex Limited produced the stamp by the offset process and the print run is limited to 50,000 stamps each bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. The stamp measures 31mm by 44mm with a perforation of 13.9 x 14.0 comb while a sheet of 10 stamps measures 185mm by 115mm.

Complementing this issue, MaltaPost and the Central Bank of Malta will be launching a joint product consisting of a silver foil stamp replica and a commemorative coin. The silver foil stamp replica depicts the €3.00 postage stamp from the ‘100th Anniversary of the Birth of Dominic Mintoff stamp issue in full colour. The silver coin depicts Mintoff's portrait and has a diameter of 38.61mm with a face value of €10.00. The silver foil stamp replica and the commemorative coin are housed in a presentation box together with a certificate of authenticity.

These items will be available as from 6th August 2016 from any Post Office, online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740; email: info@maltaphilately.com

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