$5 Statue of Freedom Stamps

$5 Statue of Freedom Stamps

Definitive $5.00

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Issue Date: 6/27/2018

The U.S. Postal Service® issues $5 Statue of Freedom, offering a modern take on vintage patriotic stamp art for use on packages, large envelopes, and other mailings.

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  • The U.S. Postal Service® issues $5 Statue of Freedom, offering a modern take on vintage patriotic stamp art for use on packages, large envelopes, and other mailings.

    The design features the head of the statue that tops the United States Capitol dome, in a modern interpretation based on an engraved vignette created for a 1923 stamp ($5 Head of Freedom Statue). The original engraved artwork was created for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing by John Eissler (1873-1962). The tightly cropped enlargement, here rendered in brick red, highlights the solid and dashed lines and the crosshatching characteristic of engraved illustration.

    American sculptor Thomas Crawford (1814-1857) created the allegorical Statue of Freedom during the mid-1850s. She wears a variation on a Roman helmet circled by stars, topped with an eagle head, and embellished by feathered plumes meant to evoke Native American headdress. The statue's installation onto the new Capitol dome was completed in 1863.

    This stamp was printed in intaglio.

    Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp. $5 Statue of Freedom will be sold in sheets of four stamps.

    Made in the USA

    SKUs featured on this page: 117904

  • Issue:$5 Statue of Freedom Stamp
    Item Number:117900
    Denomination & Type of Issue:$5 Definitive
    Format:Pane of 4 (1 design)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:June 27, 2018, Bellefonte, PA 16823
    Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Typographer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Intaglio, Microprint
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Printed at:Browns Summit, NC
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Pane:4
    Print Quantity:5,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America, Browns Summit, NC
    Colors:Custom Red, Custom Black, Custom OVI
    Stamp Orientation:Horizontal
    Image Area (w x h):1.42 x 1.085 in./36.07 x 27.56 mm
    Overall Size (w x h):1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):4.85 x 4.17 in./123.19 x 105.92 mm
    Press Sheets Size (w x h):9.70 x 20.85 in./246.38 x 529.59 mm
    Plate Size:80 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:B followed by three (3) single digits
    Marginal Markings:
    Front:Plate Block Number
    Back:©2018 USPS • USPS logo • 4 Barcodes (117900) • Plate position diagram • Promotional text

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