37¢ Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial
Issue Date: April 30, 2003
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Printed By: American Packaging Corporation for Sennett Security Products
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: Serpentine Die Cut 10 ¾
The Louisiana region, named for French King Louis XIV, covered territory from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. By a treaty dated April 30, 1803, the United States bought the land from France for about $15 million. The Louisiana Purchase, and the explorations that followed, opened the way for Western expansion in America.