United States Postal Service 2004 Issue
Design by Artist John D. Dawson & Ethel Kessler

Pacific Coral Reef

United States Postal Service has issued a new stamp pane that has ten different stamps with a postage value of 37 cents each named "Pacific Coral Reef" on the 2nd of January 2004. The new pane is the sixth issued in the USPS Nature of America series. It depicts 27 species of coral marine life. Each is describe on the back of the pane with three paragraphs of information about coral reefs. Each of the coral reef species on the pane are identified below. Try to find each one on the stamp pane and then check your answer with the answer sheet below. Each number before the name is the answer number:

  • 1-Blue Coral
  • 2-Mound coral
  • 3-Antler coral
  • 4-Clown Tigerfish
  • 5-Magnificent Sea Anemone
  • 6-Pink anemonefish
  • 7-Reef Blacktip Shark
  • 8-Emperor Angelfish
  • 9-Threadfin Butterflyfish
  • 10-Black-Spotted Puffer
  • 11-Staghorn Coral
  • 12-Snowflake Moray Eel
  • 13-Spanish Dancer
  • 14-Humphead Wrasse
  • 15-Lionfish
  • 16-Moorish Idol
  • 17-Triton's Trumpet
  • 18-Hawksbill Turtle
  • 19-Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star
  • 20-Bumphead Parrotfish
  • 21-Palette Surgeonfish
  • 22-Prickly Red Sea Cucumber
  • 23-Orangeband Surgeonfish
  • 24-Oriental Sweetlips
  • 25-Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
  • 26-Mushroom Coral
  • 27-Wedge Picassofish

"Pacific Coral Reef" stamp pane can be purchased as a single Pane, Uncut Press Sheet, or various FDC's. Each Vertical stamp size is 1.23" x 1.56" and each Horizontal stamp size is 1.41" x 1.075". The overall pane size is 9.13" x 6.75". The stamps will be printed by Avery Denison, Clinton, S.C. using the 6-color gravure printing process with phosphor block tagging. The printed quantity will be 76,000,000 Stamps.

Pacific Coral Reef Answer Sheet

To order these stamps or to learn more go to www.usps.com/shop Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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