Mongolia 2021 "100 years of modern science"

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Issue Date 24.12.2021
ID Michel: Scott: 2985, Stanley Gibbons: UPU: Category: pF
Author Stamp artist: G. Butter,
Stamp designer: J. Gankhuyag
Stamps in set 1
Value 2000
Size (width x height) Stamp size: 45x33 mm, Souvenir Sheet size: 125x90 mm
Layout Souvenir Sheet
Products FDC x 1
Paper
Perforation
Print Technique Offset 4 colors
Printed by
Quantity stamps: 11.000, FDC x1100
Issuing Authority Mongol Post Company
Deinocheirus mirificus on margin of Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021

On December 24 2021, the Post of Mongolia issued the Souvenir Sheet "100 years of modern science".
This Souvenir-Sheet was created in cooperation with the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of History and Ethnology.
The Institute of Scripture was established by a resolution of the People's Government on November 19, 1921, establishing the Central Organization of Modern Science in Mongolia.
In 1930, it expanded into the Institute of Science and in 1956, the Institute of Higher Education in Science. In 1961, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences was established.

The stamp in the Souvenir Sheet shows two personalities.
The first director of the Institute of Scripture, Mr. Jamiyan Gun Onkhud with the first building of the Institute of Scripture in the background, shown on the left side of the stamp.
The first president of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences Mr. Shirendev Bazar on the right side of the stamp.

Various objects on the margin shows the logo of Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) and some important and unique artefacts of Mongolians science such as: five volumes of Mongolian history, the first “Monel” computer, M-222 electronic calculator, solar and wind power generator, “Selenge” breed cattle (first introduced into Mongolia in the 1950s from the Soviet Union) and many more.

One of the illustrations on the bottom-right side margin of the Souvenir-Sheet, show the dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus.
Dinosaur on margin on 100th Anniversary Of Modern Science Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021 Deinocheirus mirificus Deinocheirus mirificus
Dinosaur on margin on 100th Anniversary Of Modern Science Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021 Skeleton and arms of Deinocheirus mirificus, Image credit: Wikipedia.

Deinocheirus is a genus of large ornithomimosaur that lived during the Late Cretaceous around 70 million years ago.
In 1965, a pair of large arms, shoulder girdles, and a few other bones of a new dinosaur were first discovered in the Nemegt Formation of Mongolia, by Polish paleontologists from the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological expedition (1963-1965).
In 1970, this specimen became the holotype of the only species within the genus, Deinocheirus mirificus; the genus name is Greek for "horrible hand".
No further remains were discovered for almost fifty years, and its nature remained a mystery.
Two more complete specimens were described in 2014, which shed light on many aspects of the animal.
Parts of these new specimens had been looted from Mongolia some years before, but were repatriated in 2014. [R2]



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Clean and circulated FDC (the reverse side is here) Example of circulated Cover
FDC with Deinocheirus mirificus on margin of Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021 FDC with Deinocheirus mirificus on margin of Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021 FDC with Deinocheirus mirificus on margin of Souvenir Sheet of Mongolia 2021



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Acknowledgements:
Many thanks to Dr. Peter Voice from Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Western Michigan University, for the draft page review and his very valuable comments.

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