Author Archives: admin

Do You Have a Quarter? If Yes, Flip it Over You Might Have a Black History Collectible

If you have a quarter in your pocket right now I want you to flip it over. If it is dated 2009 and for Washington DC you would have the quarter with Duke Ellington on the reverse. A Black History … Continue reading

Posted in African American Bronze and Silver Medals, African American Coin Designers, Duke Ellington, Ed Dwight | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Shirley Chisolm Stamp Released January 31, 2014

The Black Heritage stamp series just released the Shirley Chisholm stamp. This stamp is the 37th stamp in the Black Heritage series. It  features a painting of Chisholm by artist Robert Shetterly. This engaging portrait is taken from a series … Continue reading

Posted in African American Coins | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Shirley Chisolm Stamp Released January 31, 2014

Scott Joplin US Postal Stamp Honors a Historic Music Composor and Artist

On June 8, 1983, Scott Joplin, known as the King of Rag Time, was honored  a 20 cent US Postal Stamp. Jerry Pickney is the Artist for this stamp.

Posted in African American Stamp Artists, African American Stamps, Jerry Pickney, Scott Joplin | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Three Stamps Were Issued to Commemorate Jackie Robinson

There were three (3) stamps issued by the US Postal Service to commemorate baseball giant and civil rights activist, Jackie Robinson. The first stamp was 20-cent  issued August 2, 1982. It shows Robinson sliding on a base.       … Continue reading

Posted in Jackie Robinson | Tagged , | Comments Off on Three Stamps Were Issued to Commemorate Jackie Robinson

African Americans Whose Signatures Are on US Currency

Their are four African American men whose signatures appear on US Currency. There is one woman whose signature appear on US currency during her tenure 1977-1981. As you know from the prior post Azia Taylor-Morton was the first and only … Continue reading

Posted in African American Coins, Azie Taylor-Morton-Treasurer, Paper Money | Tagged , , | Comments Off on African Americans Whose Signatures Are on US Currency

Azie Taylor-Morton The First and Only African American Treasurer of the US Has Signature on Paper Money 1977-1981

If you come across paper money printed between 1977-1981 you should be able to find  the signature of Azie Taylor-Morton. She was the first and ONLY African American Treasurer of the United States. Azie Taylor-Morton served under the Carter administration. … Continue reading

Posted in Paper Money | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Whitney Young Jr. Honored on a US Postage Stamp in 1981

Whitney Moore Young, Jr. was an effective civil rights leader who served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years. In 1969, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. This stamp was issued … Continue reading

Posted in African American Stamp Artists, Jerry Pickney, Whitney Moore Young Jr. | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Whitney Young Jr. Honored on a US Postage Stamp in 1981

Benjamin Banneker US Postage Stamp 1980

  On February 15, 1980 Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught astronomer and mathematician and publisher of Farmers Almanacs in the 1790’s was honored on a 15 cent US Postage Stamp. I want to also note that he was one of three … Continue reading

Posted in African American Coins, Benjamin Bannekar | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Benjamin Banneker US Postage Stamp 1980

Martin Luther King Jr. Postage Stamps

There were two Martin Luther King Jr. Stamps released as part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. The first one is a 15-cent stamp and was issued on January 13, 1979. The second stamp is a 33-cent stamp was issued … Continue reading

Posted in Jerry Pickney, Martin Luther King Jr. | Tagged | Comments Off on Martin Luther King Jr. Postage Stamps

Do You Know Who Was The First African American to Appear on a US Postage Stamp?

If you guessed that Booker T. Washington was the first African American to appear on a US Postage Stamp you are absolutely right! Actually Booker T. Washington had a lot of “firsts”. I found out just tonight that he was … Continue reading

Posted in African American Coins, African American Stamps, Booker T. Washington | Tagged , | Comments Off on Do You Know Who Was The First African American to Appear on a US Postage Stamp?