US 1963 Emancipation Proclamation 5c. Scott. 1233

US 1963 Emancipation Proclamation 5c. Scott. 1233

Series: Emancipation Proclamation Issue

Stamp details: Severed Chain

Issued date: 16-08-1963 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1233
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1215
Michel (Germany): 846
Yvert et Tellier (France): 748

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

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

Stamp Colors: Dark blue, black and red
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Chains, Antiracism

Total print: 132,435,000 (estimate)

Description: The Emancipation Proclamation, officially Proclamation 95, was a Presidential Proclamation and executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the Civil War. The Proclamation changed the legal status of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the secessionist Confederate states from enslaved to free. As soon as slaves escaped the control of their enslavers, either by fleeing to Union lines or through the advance of federal troops, they were permanently free. In addition, the Proclamation allowed for former slaves to "be received into the armed service of the United States."