US 1923 Statue of Freedom (1863), Washington $5 Scott. 573

US 1923 Statue of Freedom (1863), Washington $5 Scott. 573

Series: 1922-1926 Regular Issue

Stamp details: Statue of Freedom (1863), US Capitol, Washington, DC

Issued date: 20-03-1923 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $5

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 573
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 581
Michel (Germany): 285A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 248(A)

Dimensions (height x width):
27.2mm x 31.75mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Carmine and Blue
Perforation: line 11

Themes: Statue

Total print: 1,652,000 (estimate)

Description:- The Statue of Freedom, also known as Armed Freedom or simply Freedom, is a bronze statue designed by Thomas Crawford (18141857) that, since 1863, has crowned the dome of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Originally named Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace, a U.S. Government publication now states that the statue "is officially known as the Statue of Freedom." The statue depicts a female figure bearing a military helmet and holding a sheathed sword in her right hand and a laurel wreath and shield in her left.