A 20-cent regular postage stamp was issued in sheet, coil, and vending machine booklet form on December 17, 1981, in Washington DC. The stamp design depicts the American flag flying over the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Shown in the foreground was James Earle Fraser's statue, "Contemplation of Justice," to the left of the staircase leading to the Supreme Court building.
Dean Ellis of New York, New York, designed the stamp. It was printed in the intaglio process and issued in panes of 100 and coils of 100, 500, and 3,000. Each booklet had one pane of six stamps.
Postal Bulletin (November 12, 1981).