#833 – 1938 $2 W. Harding

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U.S. #833
$2 Harding
1938 Presidential Series
 
Issue Date: September 29, 1938
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 13,571,578
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Flat plate
Perforations: 11
Color: Yellow green and black
 
Known affectionately as the “Prexies,” the 1938 Presidential series is a favorite among stamp collectors. The $2 denomination pictures Warren Harding.
 
In August 1920, the 19th amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. That same year, Warren G. Harding won the first Presidential election, allowing women to vote.
 
The Prexies
The series was issued in response to public clamoring for a new Regular Issue series. The series that was current at the time had been in use for more than a decade. President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed, and a contest was staged. The public was asked to submit original designs for a new series picturing all deceased U.S. Presidents. Over 1,100 sketches were submitted, many from veteran stamp collectors. Elaine Rawlinson, who had little knowledge of stamps, won the contest and collected the $500 prize. Rawlinson was the first stamp designer since the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began producing U.S. stamps who was not a government employee.

 
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U.S. #833
$2 Harding
1938 Presidential Series
 
Issue Date: September 29, 1938
City: Washington, DC
Quantity: 13,571,578
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Flat plate
Perforations: 11
Color: Yellow green and black
 
Known affectionately as the “Prexies,” the 1938 Presidential series is a favorite among stamp collectors. The $2 denomination pictures Warren Harding.
 
In August 1920, the 19th amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. That same year, Warren G. Harding won the first Presidential election, allowing women to vote.
 
The Prexies
The series was issued in response to public clamoring for a new Regular Issue series. The series that was current at the time had been in use for more than a decade. President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed, and a contest was staged. The public was asked to submit original designs for a new series picturing all deceased U.S. Presidents. Over 1,100 sketches were submitted, many from veteran stamp collectors. Elaine Rawlinson, who had little knowledge of stamps, won the contest and collected the $500 prize. Rawlinson was the first stamp designer since the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began producing U.S. stamps who was not a government employee.