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7-cent Jackson

An image of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States (1829-1837), appears on the 7-cent sepia stamp issued as part of the 1938 Presidential Series. Jackson's likeness was influenced by the Belle Kinney and Leopold F. Scholz bronze statue which stands in the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda. Printed only as a sheet stamp, the 7-cent stamp was first placed on sale August 4, 1938.

Jackson (1767-1845) was the first president from the nation's 'frontier' regions. He spent most of his life in Tennessee. His troops nicknamed him 'Old Hickory’ for his toughness in battle as a general in the War of 1812.

Despite the many 7-cent stamps used to pay postal fees, no single rate could be paid by a solo 7-cent stamp until 1954, when the Liberty Series was introduced. The 7-cent Liberty paid the seven-cents per ounce domestic airmail rate in effect August 1, 1958, to January 5, 1963.

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