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1861-66 2¢ Jackson - U.S. #73

1861-66 2¢ Jackson - U.S. #73

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U.S. #73, part of the Series of 1861-66, features a 2¢ Jackson design. Here are the details:

  • Earliest Known Use: July 1, 1863
  • Quantity Issued: Approximately 256,566,000 (estimate)
  • Printed by: National Bank Note Company
  • Printing Method: Flat plate
  • Watermark: None
  • Perforation: 12
  • Color: Black

Andrew Jackson, born on March 15, 1767, played significant roles in both the military and politics of the United States. Despite facing numerous hardships throughout his life, including the loss of family members and imprisonment during the American Revolution, Jackson rose to prominence as a lawyer and military leader. He became known for his tough and effective leadership, particularly in his victories at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

As the seventh President of the United States, Jackson introduced a new era in political philosophy known as Jacksonian Democracy. He aimed to promote equality for the common man and expanded voting rights to include all white male adults. Jackson's presidency also saw significant economic policies, such as his opposition to the Second Bank of the United States and the implementation of the Specie Circular, which contributed to the Panic of 1837.

One of the most controversial aspects of Jackson's presidency was his policy toward Native American tribes. Despite acknowledging the injustice of forcing indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands, Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act in 1830, leading to the forced relocation of thousands of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears.

The Series of 1861-66, during the Civil War era, saw the introduction of paper currency, commonly referred to as "greenbacks." As coins disappeared from circulation, stamps became a form of currency, leading to the development of postage currency and other innovative monetary solutions during the war.


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