US 1931 Statue of Liberty (1875), New York 15c. Scott. 696

US 1931 Statue of Liberty (1875), New York 15c. Scott. 696

Series: 1922-1926 Regular Issue

Issued date: 27-08-1931 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 15c.

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 696
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 696
Michel (Germany): 277F
Yvert et Tellier (France): 241B

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Grey
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10˝

Themes: Statue, Monument, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Description:- The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and its metal framework was built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. She holds a torch above her head with her right hand, and in her left hand carries a tabula ansata, the date of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. A broken shackle and chain lie at her feet as she walks forward, commemorating the recent national abolition of slavery. After its dedication, the statue became an icon of freedom and of the United States, seen as a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea.