US 1952 Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota 3c. Scott. 1011


US 1952 Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota 3c. Scott. 1011


Series: Mt. Rushmore Memorial Issue

Stamp details: Sculptured Heads on Mt. Rushmore

Issued date: 11-08-1952 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1011
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1008
Michel (Germany): 630
Yvert et Tellier (France): 562

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

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

Stamp Colors: Blue green
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Hills, Monuments, Sculpture

Total print: 116,255,000 (estimate)

Description:- Mount Rushmore National Memorial is centered on a colossal sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount in the Black Hills near Keystone, South Dakota. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941 with the help of his son, Lincoln Borglum. The sculpture features the 60-foot-tall (18 m) heads of four United States Presidents recommended by Borglum: George Washington (17321799), Thomas Jefferson (17431826), Theodore Roosevelt (18581919) and Abraham Lincoln (18091865). The four presidents were chosen to represent the nation's birth, growth, development and preservation, respectively. The memorial park covers 1,278 acres (2.00 sq mi; 5.17 km2) and the actual mountain has an elevation of 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea level.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore