This 5-cent New Jersey Tercentenary commemorative postage stamp was first placed on sale on June 15, 1964, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the oldest city in the state.
This stamp, designed by Douglas Allen, depicts Phillip Carteret with two of his men walking ashore at Elizabethtown in 1664, superimposed over an outline map of the State. The art was chosen from the top twenty-five designs submitted under a competition sponsored by the New Jersey Tercentenary Commission.
This stamp was printed by the rotary process and issued in panes of fifty stamps each. An initial printing of 120 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (May 21, 1964).