Dom Mintoff as the leading Maltese politician. One special commemorative stamp released by Malta Post

August 9th, 2016 hurries to inform our readers that MaltaPost has issued a special commemorative stamp that marks the 100th Anniversary from the birth of former Maltese Prime Minister Dom Mintoff.

This outstanding personality 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.

Dominic "Dom" Mintoff was a Maltese politician, journalist, and architect who was leader of the Labour Party from 1949 to 1984, and was Prime Minister of Malta from 1955 to 1958, when Malta was still a British colony, and again, following independence, from 1971 to 1984. His tenure as Prime Minister was notable due to a general increase in the average standard of living and the establishment of a comprehensive welfare state.

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.