Arago: 5-cent Pocahontas

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5-cent Pocahontas

The image of Pocahontas used for the 5-cent stamp of the Jamestown Exposition Issue was modeled from a portrait engraved by Simon Van de Passe in 1616. The image appeared in a book published by John Smith in 1624.

This 5-cent stamp was commonly used with other denominations to fulfill large weight and foreign destination rates. Approximately 8 million of this 5-cent issue were produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and issued to the public.


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  • 5c Pocahontas block of six
  • 5c Jamestown Pocahontas small die proof
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