2019 55¢ Tyrannosaurus Rex – Fossil
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: August 29, 2019
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Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Flexo, Lenticular
Format: Pane of 16
Quantity Printed: 50,000,000
Of all the dinosaur fossils discovered throughout history, Tyrannosaurus rex is, without a doubt, the most famous species. Since the first specimen was found back in 1900, Tyrannosaurus rex has become the unofficial ambassador of dinosaur research worldwide.
What is it about Tyrannosaurus rex that makes it so interesting? Is it the prehistoric carnivore's huge size? Its threatening, toothy grin? Or maybe the fact that we still do not know a lot about the "tyrant king lizard." That mystery keeps paleontologists busy in the field and everyone else visiting the world's natural history museums. And each time a new Tyrannosaurus rex exhibit opens, even more people flock to these musums.
When you think about it, Tyrannosaurus rex is likely the reason dinosaurs have become so popular. After all, no dinosaur book movie, or TV show is complete without at least one appearance from T. rex. Jurassic Park and The Land Before Time are just two of many franchises that depend on Tyrannosaurus rex to keep audiences hooked on their dinosaur films.
Thanks to all the attention brought by T. rex, dinosaur research is sure to keep making new discoveries for years to come.