25¢ Montana Statehood
Issue Date: January 15, 1989
City: Helena, MT
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and engraved
Montana is known as the "Treasure State" because of its rich mineral resources. The stamp is based on a painting by famous Montana cowboy artist C.M. Russell. The painting was commissioned by millionaire Malcolm MacKay for his New Jersey mansion. Russell painted his favorite Montana landscape to remind MacKay of Big Sky Country.