2¢ Thomas Jefferson

Date of issue: April 30, 1904

On the red 2¢ Louisiana Purchase Exposition stamp, Thomas Jefferson’s bust is framed by classic columns on either side. The dates of the third U.S. President’s birth (1743) and death (1826) are also included in the ribbons below the numerals of value.1

The first-class mail rate in 1904 was two cents per ounce, making the Jefferson stamp the most used value in its series.2

Red 2-cent U.S. postage stamp picturing Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson



  1. Brief Biography of Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Accessed 22 June 2011.
  2. Haimann, Alexander T. 2-cent Jefferson. Arago: People, Postage & the Post. 26 Jan. 2007. Accessed 22 June 2011.
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