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Member States of Coordinating Committee produce commemoratives - post stamps and anniversary coins, in order to inform public and promote Struve Geodetic Arc.

Arunas Buga presentation "Updates of Struve Geodetic Arc commemoration through collectables", 2016

On 5 May 2011, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of commemorative stamps on the theme “World Heritage—Nordic Countries” which includes five Nordic countries plus the Struve Geodetic Arc.
44 cents: Iceland – Surtsey Volcanic Island
98 cents: Sweden – Drottningholm Castle
F.s. 0,85: Denmark – Kronborg Castle
F.s. 1,00: Finland – Suomenlinna Fortress
€ 0,62: Norway – Urnes Stave Church
€ 0,70: Struve Geodetic Arc

The designs were adapted as stamps by Rorie Katz (United Nations).

Commemorative stamps on the theme “World Heritage—Nordic Countries” Commemorative stamp Struve Geodetic Arc







Latvian Post has issued a souvenir sheet of 2 stamps devoted to Struve Geodetic Arc on May 5, 2011.

Designer of stamps: Arta Ozola Jaunaraja.
Size of a stamp: 30 x 37,50 mm.
Size of the Souvenir Sheet: 118 x 74 mm.
Printing run: 70`000
Face value: Ls 0,35 and Ls 0,55.

Souvenir Sheet: Struve Geodetic Arc Latvia


Two stamps in set of "The World Heritage Objects. The Struve Geodetic Arc" were issued on October 24, 2009. Stamps are printed in Miniature Sheets (135 x 108 mm) 3 x 3 stamps. There is a plenty of additional information and pictures on the margins of miniature sheets.

Designer of stamps: H. Ratkevicius.
Size of a stamps: 34,50 x 30 mm.
Printing run: 297`000.
Face value: 2 Litas.

Mini Sheet "Struve Geodetic Arc point Meskonys" Mini Sheet "Struve and geodetic chain"
First Day Cover First Day Sheet


Postal administration of Belarus following recommendations of Struve Geodetic Arc Coordinating Committee Meeting in Haparanda, Sweden 2006 was first to issue postage stamp to commemorate Struve Geodetic Arc. It was a souvenir sheet. Souvenir Sheet was issued on September 20, 2007.

Designer of souvenir sheet: Oksana Novoselova.
Size of a stamp: 28 x 40 mm.
Size of the souvenir sheet: 112 x 80 mm.
Printing run: 15`000.
Face value: 5000 Roubles.

Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover

National Bank of the Republic of Belarus commemorated Struve Geodetic Arc by issuing 2 commemorative coins. One coin is copper-nickel with denomination 1 rouble, but second coin is silver coin of the same design with denomination of 20 roubles. Introduced on December 29, 2006, designed by O. Novosiolova.


Denomination: 1 ruble
Weight of coin: 15.5 g
Quality: "proof–like"
Square shaped, size: 29.0 х 29.0 mm
Mintage: 5000 pcs


Silver, alloy standard of silver: 925
Denomination: 20 roubles
Weight of coin: 33.62 g
Fine silver content: 31.1 g
Quality: "proof“
Square shaped, size: 36.0 х 36.0 mm
Mintage: 5000 pcs



Postal administration of Moldova has issued two postage stamps about Struve Geodetic Arc.

Issue: 215th birth anniversary of Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve

Date of Issue: September 1, 2008
Designer of pre-stamped card: Oleg Cojocari.
Paper: ordinary.
Printing process: Offset Lithography
Size of card: 162 x 114 mm.
Printing run: 50`000.
Face value: 1,20 Lei.

Stamp: Geodetic Point «Rudy» - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Envelope: 160th Anniversary of the Struve Geodetic Arc Measurements in the Territory of the Republic of Moldova.

International Moldovan Philatelic Society | IMPS & Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the Republic of Moldova

Issue: Struve Geodetic Arc - 200th Anniversary

Date of Issue: February 11, 2016
Designer of pre-stamped card: Oleg Cojocari.
Size of a stamp: 27,5 x 46,0 mm
Size of the souvenir sheet: 82,5 x 69,0 mm
Printing run: 50`000.
Face value: 5,75 Lei.

Stamp: Map of Moldova and and the Geodesic arc Post card: Geodetic Point Marker, Rudi, Moldova
First Day Cover First Day Souvenir Sheet

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