Arago: 5-dollar Marshall

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5-dollar Marshall

A veteran of the Revolutionary War, an advocate of a strong judiciary, and the fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Marshall (1755-1835) is the subject of the 5-dollar stamp of the First Bureau Issues. This was a new design created specifically for the issue.

The unwatermarked printings were issued in a quantity of just over 6,000 (compared to estimates of 21,000 for the 5-dollar Columbian), and the watermarked printings were issued in a quantity of under 27,000. By any comparison and in unused or used condition, the 5-dollar Marshall is a rare stamp. Like the 2-dollar stamp, the most likely usages would have been on large overseas pieces or for internal Post Office Department accounting.


Additional Records
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  • $5 John Marshall single
  • $5 Marshall block of four
  • $5 Marshall single
  • $5 Marshall single
  • $5 Marshall strip of three
  • $5 Washington and Marshall bank note
  • $5 John Marshall bottom plate block of six
  • $5 John Marshall partial pane of thirty-two
  • $5 Marshall block of four
  • $5 Marshall single
  • $5 Marshall strip of three
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