This 5-cent Science commemorative stamp was issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 1963, during the 100th anniversary ceremonies of the National Academy of Sciences.
Antonio Frasconi, an internationally known wood engraver and painter, submitted the winning entry for the stamp's design. The Globe and Cosmos suggest the vast breadth and different scientific fields represented in the National Academy of Sciences.
This stamp was printed on the Giori press and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 130 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (October 3, 1963).