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3.85-dollar Jefferson Memorial

The Postal Service issued a $3.85 Jefferson Memorial Priority Mail stamp on July 30, 2002, in Washington, DC. The stamp, designed by Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, and photographed by Carol Highsmith Of Tacoma Park, Maryland, went on sale nationwide July 30, 2002.

Dedicated April 13, 1943, on the 200th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth, this picturesque landmark is located on the south side of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. In 1934, Congress established the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission to plan, design, and construct a memorial to the nation's third president. The memorial's design is a circular and domed, based on the Pantheon in Rome. In 1819, Jefferson used the Pantheon as inspiration for his design of the rotunda at the University of Virginia.

The stamp was issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty. The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. printed 100 million stamps in the offset process with Scrambled Indicia.

A reprint of the stamp was available beginning in November of 2003. This reprint variety, produced by Sennett Security Products, did not have an official issuance date, ceremony, or postmark. One hundred million stamps were printed using the gravure process with Scrambled Indicia.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (June 27, 2002).

Postal Bulletin (November 13, 2003).


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