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One (1) 50 dollar food coupon booklet
United States, 1982
Obverse Image: Left side Liberty Bell surrounded by thirteen stars, top two blue stripes, top right "United States Department of Agriculture" seal [circle with an image of wheat and star, ribbons with text]. Blue ink printed on cream paper.
Obverse Text: D16451931E / U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE / FOOD COUPONS / VALUE $50.00 / THIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM. IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM BECAUSE OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX OR HANDICAP, WRITE IMMEDIATELY TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250.
Inside Illustration: First five (5) pages in brown ink with image of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The 6th and 7th pages feature a portrait of Jefferson in blue ink. The 8th thru 10th pages feature a portrait of Hamilton in green ink. The back of each coupon is stamped with the word SPECIMEN.
Reverse Image: Blue ink printed on light blue paper.
Reverse Text: USDA FOOD STAMPS HELP YOU BUY MORE NUTRITIOUS FOODS / MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR FOOD STAMPS. / TIPS FOR BUYING VEGETABLES AND FRUITS: - FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN SEASON ARE HIGH IN QUALITY AND OFTEN LOWER IN PRICE. / - PIECES OR CUT-UP CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES COST LESS THAN WHOLE AND FANCY CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. / - FROZEN VEGETABLES FROM LARGE PLASTIC BAGS USUALLY COST LESS PER SERVING THAN THOSE FROM SMALL PACKAGES. / - LOOK FOR SPECIALS ON CANNED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES YOUR FAMILY LIKES. STOCK UP ON SPECIALS IF YOU CAN STORE THEM PROPERLY / - FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ARE HIGH IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS, ESPECIALLY VITAMINS A AND C. / WRITE FOOD STAMP, FNP, FNS , USDA , WASHINGTON, D.C. 20250 / FOR INFORMATION ON NUTRITION, MENU PLANNING, FOOD BUYING AND RECIPES.
Currently not on view
American Bank Note Company
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
paper; ink (overall material)
overall: 6.3 cm x 14.7 cm x.2 cm; 2 15/32 in x 5 25/32 in x 3/32 in