US 1937 Territorial Issue ; Mount McKinley, Alaska 3c. Scott. 800


US 1937 Territorial Issue ; Mount McKinley, Alaska 3c. Scott. 800


Series: Territorial Issues Alaska

Stamp details: Mount McKinley, Alaska

Issued date: 12-11-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 800
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 796
Michel (Germany): 407
Yvert et Tellier (France): 365

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

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

Stamp Colors: Violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Mountains, Lake, Forest, Landscape, Animals

Total print: 77,004,200 (estimate)

Description:- Denali (also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190 m) above sea level. With a topographic prominence of 20,194 feet (6,155 m) and a topographic isolation of 4,621.1 miles (7,436.9 km), Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua. Located in the Alaska Range in the interior of the U.S. state of Alaska, Denali is the centerpiece of Denali National Park and Preserve.

The Koyukon people who inhabit the area around the mountain have referred to the peak as "Denali" for centuries. In 1896, a gold prospector named it "Mount McKinley" in support of then-presidential candidate William McKinley; that name was the official name recognized by the federal government of the United States from 1917 until 2015. In August 2015, 40 years after Alaska had done so, the United States Department of the Interior announced the change of the official name of the mountain to Denali.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denali