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34¢ STATUE OF LIBERTY
Water-Activated Coil of 100, 3,000 and 10,000
Scott# 3476 Plate 1111 (Prephosphored, Mottled Tagging)
Scott# 3476a Plate 1111 (Prephosphored, Solid Tagging) (British Paper)
Series Definitive
Issue Date & City February 7, 2001 / New York, NY 10199
Nationwide Sale February 8, 2001
Photographer Paul Hardy, New York, NY
Designer Dennis Noyes, Washington, DC
Art Director Dennis Noyes, Washington, DC
Typographer Dennis Noyes, Washington, DC
Modeler Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Washington, DC
To Press / Initial Run Fall/Winter 2000 / 400 million
Coil Size 100, 3,000, 10,000
Printer Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Press Andreotti, Model 601
Process Gravure
Where Printed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Where Processed Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington, DC
Plate Size & Interval 432 (24 x 18) stamps per revolution / plate # every 24 stamps
Paper & Gum Prephosphored, USPS Type I / Water-Activated
Tagging Type Prephosphored, Smooth and Uneven Tagging
Perforation Gauge 9.8 Vertically
Colors Magenta, Cyan, Yellow, Black
Image Area 0.71 x 0.82 in. / 18.0 x 20.8 mm
Overall Size 0.87 x 0.96 in. / 22.1 x 24.4 mm
Back Numbers Blue, Top and Bottom Every 20 Stamps
Earliest Known Use January 31, 2001
USPS Order Numbers S/A Coil of 3000 - $3400.00 - 773740
Strip of 25 with plate # - $8.50 - 773730
Strip of 5 - $1.70 - 773720
First Day Cover - $.55 - 773761
Availability Stamp Fulfillment Services, Kansas City, KS
(3/24/01) Providence, RI - Top & Bottom, Positions 1 & 5
Notes Apparently no facial difference between coils of 3000 and 10000
Official Announcement The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, has become a symbol of freedom and democracy. Located in New York Harbor, the statue was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924. This stamp was issued in several nondenominated formats in December 2000.
Varieties Printed on 2 different papers, American and British.  The British paper was first found around the beginning of April, 2002.

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