C323 Corals of the Sea

Issue Date: March 10, 2011

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On March 10, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues five new stamps featuring Corals of the Sea. Because reef-forming corals cannot live in waters colder than 65 degrees Fahrenheit, most are prevalent in warm and tropical seas such as in the South Pacific. Coral reefs are grouped into three categories: fringing, barrier and atoll. Fringing reefs are submerged living coral platforms that extend from shore into the sea. Barrier reefs run along shore but are separated from land by water. An atoll is a ring-shaped island of coral surrounding a body of water called a lagoon. It is formed when coral builds up on the rim of the crater of a sunken volcano or on a submerged mud bank. Typically, one or more channels connect the lagoon to the open sea. Coral reefs are popular with scuba divers because they attract myriad sea life.

Specification Text: TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Corals of the Sea
  • Face Value: 5 x $0.29
  • Issue Date: March 10, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Artwork by Gordon Drummond
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 20
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 194mm x 218mm
  • Size of Stamps: 34mm x 43mm
  • Issue Number: C323
    (5-1) Corals of the Sea
    (5-2) Chalis Coral
    (5-3) Elkhorn Coral
    (5-4) Brain Coral
    (5-5) Finger Coral
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 1.45 Corals of the Sea
    US$ .29 Corals of the Sea
    US$ .29 Chalis Coral
    US$ .29 Elkhorn Coral
    US$ .29 Brain Coral
    US$ .29 Finger Coral

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Mint Strip of 5 None 4666356
    Full Sheet of 20 None 4666364
    First Day Cover None 4666372

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