1980 1¢ Inkwell and Quill
Issue Date: March 6, 1980
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Coil
Perforations: Perforated 10 vertically
Color: Dark blue
Sharpened goose quills were used as pens by the ancient Greeks as early as 50 B.C. In fact, the word pen actually comes from the Latin word penna, which means feather. U.S. #1811 has “The ability to write – a root of diplomacy” inscribed.