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(5¢) Sea Coast Nondenominated Definitive
(Banknote Corporation of America)
Self-Adhesive Coil of 10,000
Scott # 3693 Plate # B111
Series Definitive (USPS) - American Scenes (PNC3)
Issue Date & City October 21, 2002, Washington, DC 20066
Nationwide Sale October 22, 2002
Issue Nondenominated definitive nonprofit (5-cent value)
Engraver Acitronics
Designer Tom Engeman, Brunswick, MD
Art Director Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Typographer Phil Jordan, Falls Church, VA
Modeler Guilford Gravure Manufacturing, Guilford, CT
To Press / Initial Impressions Summer 2001 / 1 billion stamps -100,000 coils
Coil Size 10,000
Printer Banknote Corporation of America (BCA)
Press Cerrutti, R118
Process Gravure
Where Printed Guilford, CT
Where Processed Guilford, CT
Plate Size & Interval 400 stamps per revolution / plate # every 20 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored Type II / Self-Adhesive
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Solid Tagging
Die Cut Gauge 8.5 Vertically, Valley/Peak 9 x 10
Colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Image Area (w x h): 0.710 x 0.820 in./18.03 x 20.83 mm
Overall Size (w x h): 0.870 x 0.982 in./22.09 x 24.94 mm
Back Numbers 5 digit Black every 10th stamp
Earliest Known Use October 21, 2002
USPS Order Numbers 781440 Full Coil of 10,000 - $500.00
781430 Coil Strip of 25 w/plate number - $1.25
First Day Cover - 782062 - $.77
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City
Tucson, AZ (10-21-2002)
Official Announcement None
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Distribution: Item Number: 781400 - No details were furnished.


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