1980 15¢ Benjamin Banneker
Issue Date: February 15, 1980
City: Annapolis, Maryland
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
U.S. #1804 honors the self-educated mathematician and astronomer who correctly predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. The following year, Banneker was appointed to the committee in charge of planning Washington, D.C. He was the first black man to be appointed to such a committee.