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United States Coast Guard

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 4, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 15,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail® Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 1.56 x .98 in./39.62 x 24.89 mm
Issue Location Washington, DC 20066
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 750,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 473200
Dimension: 7.24 x 5.92 in./183.90 x 150.37 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Overall
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits

Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 473206

Press Sheet Without Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $58.80
SKU: 473208

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.93
SKU: 473216

Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.64
SKU: 473221

Ceremony Program

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 473230

Keepsake (stamp Pane With Digital Color Postmark)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 473210

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 473224

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 473231

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 473232

About Stamp

On August 4, 2015, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the United States Coast Guard stamp, (Forever® priced at 49 cents) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 4, 2015.

This stamp honors the United States Coast Guard for its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing its vital maritime interests.

In an oil painting on masonite, renowned aviation artist William S. Phillips depicts two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship,” and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the standard rescue aircraft of the Coast Guard.

One hundred years ago the agency received its current name, when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the 1915 "Act to Create the Coast Guard." The origins of the Coast Guard, however, go back to 1790, when President George Washington signed into law an act that provided for a fleet of ten boats, or “revenue cutters,” to aid in “the collection of duties . . . imported into the United States.”

Today’s Coast Guard has 41,000 active-duty men and women; 8,000 Reservists; 8,000 civilian employees, and 30,000 volunteer auxiliary personnel. In addition to saving lives at sea, their responsibilities include enforcing maritime law, overseeing aids to navigation, carrying out icebreaking operations, protecting the marine environment, responding to oil spills and water pollution, ensuring port security, supporting scientific research at sea, combating terrorism, and aiding in the nation’s defense.

Phil Jordan was the art director for the stamp.

The United States Coast Guard stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Art Director: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Typographer: Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA.
Artist: William S Phillips, Ashland OR.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22419. Copyright: USPS.

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