The Department issued this 3 cent stamp through the Genoa, NV., post office on July 14, 1951, to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the first settlement of Nevada. The central design of the stamp depicts a log cabin, with a mountain range in the background, and a pioneer scene typical of the period of the first permanent white settlement in Nevada. In the upper left portion of the stamp arranged in four lines of dark Gothic, appears the wording "Nevada First Settlement Centennial 1851-1951." Across the bottom of the stamp is the inscription "3c United States Postage" in whiteface Roman.
The stamp was printed by the rotary process, electric-eye perforated, and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. The printing of 110 million copies of this stamp was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (June 12, 1951)