Plate 5L was manufactured in late 1855 and used continuously until about February 24, 1857. There are at least 41 misplaced transfers on this plate. All stamps from this plate have inner lines, although due to entensive reentry, many lines are very faint. Approximately 20,569,800 stamps (102,849 impressions) were printed from Plate 5L. Refer to Dr. Chase's book The 3¢ Stamp of the United States 1851-1857 Issue for the full story of Plate 5L.
Plate 5L - Earliest Use September 3, 1855; Used for 17 Months; 102,849 impressions/20,569,800 stamps/5.68% of issued; 200 Scott 11A:
Chase - Plate 5L:
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