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2-cent Jackson

In 1875 the Continental Bank Note Company issued the 2-cent Jackson, employing the same design as the 1873 stamp but using a different color—a rich vermilion. The color change was prompted by the earlier confusion of the 2-cent and 10-cent issues having the same color. The vermilion was presumably chosen because the previous stamp with a vermilion color was the 7-cent Stanton of the National Bank Note Company.

The stamp would have paid multiple domestic rates or, in combination with other denominations, higher foreign destination rates. The Continental Bank Note Company printed approximately 279,000,000 stamps of this 2-cent issue.

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