The Postal Service issued the 77-cent Mary Breckinridge definitive stamp on November 9, 1998, in Washington, DC. No official ceremony was planned. The stamp was designed by Howard Paine, of Delaplane, Virginia, and illustrated by Burt Silverman, of New York. Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. printed 110 million stamps in the intaglio process.
Postal Bulletin (November 8, 1998)