Posted 10 years ago
The trime was the first US coin minted specifically for use to pay a postal rate - the new 3c rate of July 1, 1851. The pattern on card shown above is one of two known (the other in Philadelphia Library). It was used as a stationery essay as well.
These are from an exhibit I did in 2006 - "Paying the Postage" which may be viewed here:
Posted by Richard Frajola