US 1893 Columbian Exposition 'Columbus in Chains' $2 Scott. 242

US 1893 Columbian Exposition 'Columbus in Chains' $2 Scott. 242

Series: Columbian Exposition Issue

Issued date: 02-01-1893 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $2
Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (UK): 242
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 247
Michel (Germany): 85
Yvert et Tellier (France): 93

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 38.1mm

Printer: The American Bank Note Co.

Stamp Colors: Brown red
Perforation: 12

Themes: Explorer, Discoverer, Discovery, Woman

Total print: 50,000

Description:- Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four Spanish-based voyages across the Atlantic Ocean sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, opening the way for the widespread European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions were the first known European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. declared that Sherman was "the first modern general".