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30-cent Hamilton

30c Alexander Hamilton special printing single

Scott Catalogue USA: 176
Description:

unused; special printing of the 1873 Issue; produced by Continental Bank Note Company in 1875

Probably no more than 40 examples of this stamp still exist.

In 1875, Post Office Department officials decided to exhibit samples of all previously issued stamps at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia the following year. Since this required a special printing, the department ordered extra copies for sale to stamp collectors.

Date:
1875
Medium:
hard white wove paper; ink (greenish black) / engraving
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/8 x 1 in. (2.86 x 2.54 cm)
Museum ID:
1980.2493.1017
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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