United States of America 2012 Purple Heart Medal FOREVER

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 4th September 2012
  • one self-adhesive value issued in sheets of 20 and uncut press sheets of 160
  • Designed by: Jennifer Arnold
  • Printed by: Avery-Dennison
  • Print process: gravure
  • stamp format height 25mm x width 22mm
  • Perforations: die cut 11 x 11, and imperforate
  • Imprint date 2012 sideways at lower right, in purple

Purple Heart Medal (George Washington)

FOREVER (45c) ~ Purple Heart medal with profile of George Washington and his coat of arms
Design has been redrawn from the 2011 Purple Heart FOREVER stamp (issue date May 5, 2011)
The medal is shown slightly larger, and is set on a white rather than buff ground. The imprint date (changed to 2012) appears at lower right instead of upper left Uncut press sheets of 160 stamps were also available (sold at face value), and imperforate stamps originate from these

FOREVER, die cut perf 11
FOREVER, imperforate marginal pair