On February 11, 1998, the 100th anniversary of his birth, Hungary issued a postage stamp honoring physicist Leo Szilard. At existing exchange rates, the 50 Forint stamp was worth about 0.25 U.S. dollars.
The stamp combines a free interpretation of Szilard's face with designs representing his contributions to nuclear energy and information theory.
An envelope postmarked on the first day of issue of a new stamp is called a "first-day cover." Below is the first-day cover, postmarked in Budapest, of the Leo Szilard stamp.
February 27, 1998
Gene Dannen / firstname.lastname@example.org
UP to Leo Szilard Online