1958 4¢ Abraham Lincoln
Liberty Series Coil
Issue Date: July 31, 1958
City: Mandan, North Dakota
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 10 Horizontally
Color: Red Violet
U.S. #1058 honors Abraham Lincoln, and was first issued in Mandan, North Dakota – the site of Fort Abraham Lincoln. The fort was built in June 1872, and named after Lincoln in November of the same year. It was the last post of George Armstrong Custer and his wife Libby, who were stationed there in 1873. President Theodore Roosevelt approved legislation in 1907 that turned the fort into a state park.
The Liberty Series
Issued to replace the 1938 Presidential series, this patriotic set of stamps honors guardians of freedom throughout U.S. history. Eighteenth century America is represented by Revolutionary War heroes and statesmen such as Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Henry, Jay, and Revere.
Leaders of the 19th century including Monroe, Lincoln, Lee, Harrison, and Susan B. Anthony make an appearance. The 20th century is represented by Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and General Pershing.
The Liberty Series also features famous locations important to America’s democratic history, such as Bunker Hill, Independence Hall, and the Alamo.