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$2 Columbus in Chains single
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American Bank Note Company
Christopher Columbus, Italian, 1451 - 1506
paper; ink (brown red) / engraving
Height x Width: 1 x 1 1/2 in. (2.54 x 3.81 cm)
United States of America
Design of the stamp is believed to be after a painting by Leutze painted in 1841. Printed in sheets of 100, cut into panes of 50 for distribution.
Neither sheets of 100 nor panes of 50 are known to remain intact. Largest known multiple is a block of 25. Quantity issued: 45,550.
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