US 1956 Monticello (1772), Charlottesville, Virginia 20c. Michel PR669A

US 1956 Monticello (1772), Charlottesville, Virginia 20c. Michel PR669A

Series: Liberty Issue - Precancels

Stamp details: Monticello (1772), Charlottesville, Virginia

Issued date: 13-04-1956 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 20c.

Emission: Precancelled
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Michel (Germany): PR669A

Dimensions (height x width):
22mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Blue
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Historical Place, Building, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Note: Dry printing:- Stamps printed on dry paper appear bright with a glossy surface. The paper is thicker and stiffer. The print therefore appears clearer and sharper.

Description:- Monticello was the primary plantation of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, who began designing Monticello after inheriting land from his father at age 26. Located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Piedmont region, the plantation was originally 5,000 acres (20 km2), with Jefferson using the labor of enslaved African people for extensive cultivation of tobacco and mixed crops, later shifting from tobacco cultivation to wheat in response to changing markets. Due to its architectural and historic significance, the property has been designated a National Historic Landmark. In 1987, Monticello and the nearby University of Virginia, also designed by Jefferson, were together designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The current nickel, a United States coin, features a depiction of Monticello on its reverse side.