Revolutionary War

1965 5¢ John Singleton Copley
July 3, 1738

Birth of John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley was born on July 3, 1738, in Boston, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Copley was one of Colonial America’s most successful artists and went on to have a thriving career in Europe.

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1977 13¢ Marquis de Lafayette
June 13, 1777

Lafayette Arrives in America

On June 13, 1777, the Marquis de Lafayette arrived in America to offer his services in the Revolutionary War.  He would become like a son to George Washington and was soon known as “the hero of two worlds.”

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1958 4¢ Noah Webster
May 28, 1843

Death of Noah Webster 

On May 28, 1843, author and lexicographer Noah Webster died in New Haven, Connecticut.  Webster developed several important textbooks as well as the dictionary that standardized the American spelling of many words.  

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1925 10¢ Monroe, orange
April 28, 1758

Birth of James Monroe 

James Monroe was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on April 28, 1758, to successful plantation owners.  America’s fifth president, Monroe presided over the “Era of Good Feelings” and issued the Monroe Doctrine, a policy that was invoked by presidents well into the 20th century.

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1925 2¢ Lexington-Concord Issue: Birth of Liberty
April 19, 1775

Battles of Lexington and Concord 

The first battles of the American Revolutionary War were fought on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord.  The American colonists’s brave stand showed the British, and the world, how dedicated they were to the cause of independence.

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1965 25¢ Paul Revere
April 18, 1775

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride 

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere took his historic ride to warn the people of Lexington and Concord that the British were coming.  It’s one of the most famous tales from the Revolutionary War, popularized and romanticized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

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1975 10¢ Haym Salomon
April 7, 1740

Birth of Haym Salomon

Haym Salomon was born on April 7, 1740, in Leszno, Poland.  Salomon raised funds and gave his own money to help the American war effort during the Revolutionary War. 

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1975 13¢ Flag Over Independence Hall
April 4, 1818

The Flag Act of 1818 

On April 4, 1818, President James Monroe signed a flag act that changed the way the US flag was updated when new states joined the Union.  This act has affected every US flag issued since… 

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1955 Liberty Series - $1 Patrick Henry
March 23, 1775

Patrick Henry Delivers Famous Speech 

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry addressed the Second Virginia Convention to convince them to raise a militia.  During his rousing speech, he delivered one of his most famous statements…

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