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United States "One Unit Gasoline" Coupon, 1974 Uncut Sheet of 16 Remainders, Specimens or Proofs.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - United States Start Price:750.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 3,000.00 USD
United States   One Unit Gasoline  Coupon, 1974 Uncut Sheet of 16 Remainders, Specimens or Proofs.
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This item SOLD at 2020 Jul 08 @ 15:03UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Washington, D.C., Uncut sheet of 16 U.S. One Unit Gasoline Coupons, George Washington portrait on left, prepared but never issued during the 1973-74 oil crisis. The Bureau halted their regular currency and postage stamp printing work to focus on printing the coupons. Coupons were printed using intaglio plates in 96 subject sheets. They were printed, perforated, inspected, cut into 16 subject panes, In June 1984 the Energy Department was about to shred and bury the gasoline rationing coupons. The National Philatelic Collection became the repository of the coupons since these were initially presumed to be rationing stamps like those of World War II. Another multiple of coupons was sent to the National Archives. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing has three multiples and at least three examples are known to be in private collections at this time.