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Statue of Liberty stamp shows wrong statue

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous landmarks in the world, but the post office stamp features the wrong statue.

April 15, 2011 12:56:05 AM PDT
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous landmarks in the world, but the U.S. Postal Service put the wrong statue on its new stamp.

Lady Liberty seen in the stamp is actually based on a photo of the Las Vegas replica at the New York-New York casino.

Linn's, a stamp magazine, first noticed the discrepancies - her hair is different, and her facial features are more sharply defined. The magazine also said the stamp shows a rectangular patch on the crown of the statue.

Three billion of the stamps have been printed.

The postal service says it likes the design and has no plans to pull it out of circulation.

The actual Statue of Liberty has appeared on more than 20 stamps previously, according to Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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