#1072 – 1955 3¢ Andrew W. Mellon

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U.S. #1072
1955 3¢ Andrew Mellon Issue
 
Issue Date: December 20, 1955
City:  Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 112,434,000
Printed by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 ½ x 11
Color:  Rose carmine
 
U.S. #1072 was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew W. Mellon, financier and art collector, who also served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-32.
 
Andrew Mellon – Art Collector, Financier
Mellon (1855-1937) made his fortune in oil, steel, shipbuilding, and construction. He became one of the wealthiest people in the U.S.; by the mid-1920s, only Henry Ford and John Rockefeller paid more in income tax than Mellon. He became the Secretary of Treasury in 1921 under Warren Harding. Mellon faced the task of reducing a huge debt left over from World War I. He influenced an overhaul of the tax system, and by 1930 had cut the federal debt from $26 billion to $16 billion. He was Treasury Secretary for over 10 years and served under three Presidents.
 
Mellon also had a great appreciation for art. He donated $15 million to the building of the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also added part of his personal collection, including some masterpieces.
 
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U.S. #1072
1955 3¢ Andrew Mellon Issue
 
Issue Date: December 20, 1955
City:  Washington, D.C.
Quantity: 112,434,000
Printed by:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method:  Rotary Press
Perforations:
10 ½ x 11
Color:  Rose carmine
 
U.S. #1072 was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Andrew W. Mellon, financier and art collector, who also served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1921-32.
 
Andrew Mellon – Art Collector, Financier
Mellon (1855-1937) made his fortune in oil, steel, shipbuilding, and construction. He became one of the wealthiest people in the U.S.; by the mid-1920s, only Henry Ford and John Rockefeller paid more in income tax than Mellon. He became the Secretary of Treasury in 1921 under Warren Harding. Mellon faced the task of reducing a huge debt left over from World War I. He influenced an overhaul of the tax system, and by 1930 had cut the federal debt from $26 billion to $16 billion. He was Treasury Secretary for over 10 years and served under three Presidents.
 
Mellon also had a great appreciation for art. He donated $15 million to the building of the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. He also added part of his personal collection, including some masterpieces.