The Postal Service issued a $3.50 US Capitol Priority Mail stamp in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2001. The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, was based on a photograph by Robert Llewellyn of Earlysville, Virginia.
The United States Capitol is a widely recognized symbol of American government, housing the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives. The cornerstone was laid by George Washington in 1793 and was designed and redesigned by several architects over the years. The original building was burned on August 24, 1814, by British troops during the War of 1812. It has since been restored, rebuilt, and extended, becoming the impressive structure it is today.
The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., printed 125 million stamps on the offset press, with scrambled indicia.
Postal Bulletin (January 25, 2001).