1890-93 Regular Issue 5¢ Grant
Issue Date: June 2, 1890
Issue Quantity: 152,236,530
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Method: Flat plate
Ulysses S. Grant’s brilliant military strategy led to several important victories for the Union Army during the Civil War, and resulted in Lee’s surrender. After the war, he became a popular hero and was elected President twice. Grant is the subject of the 5¢ 1890-93 Regular Issue stamp.
Although similar in design to the previous issues, the 1890-93 Series was smaller in size and featured new colors.
The 1890-93 Regular Issue stamps were the last issued printed by the American Bank Note Company for 50 years. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing was awarded exclusive control of stamp production until the 1943 Overrun Nations.