US 2017 Queen Conch : Seashells ; Coil 34c. Scott. 5169

US 2017 Queen Conch : Seashells ; Coil 34c. Scott. 5169

Series: Seashells (2017)

Stamp details: Queen Conch (Lobatus gigas)

Issued date: 28-01-2017 (dd/mm/yyyy)

Face value: 34c.
(Postcard - No Face Value)

Emission: Definitive (Coil)

First Day City: San Diego, California

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5169
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 5775
Michel (Germany): 5353BG
Yvert et Tellier (France): 4974a

Dimensions (height x width):
24.9mm x 22.1mm

Printer: Ashton-Potter (USA) Ltd.

Printing Method: Offset, Microprint

Stamp Colors: Multicolored

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 9 Vertically

Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Sea Shell, Sea Life

Total print: 125,000,000 (estimate)

Note: Initial Face value US$0.34 on day of issue.

Description:- Aliger gigas, originally known as Strombus gigas or more recently as Lobatus gigas, commonly known as the queen conch, is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family of true conches, the Strombidae. This species is one of the largest molluscs native to the Caribbean Sea, and tropical northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil, reaching up to 35.2 centimetres (13.9 in) in shell length. A. gigas is closely related to the goliath conch, Lobatus goliath, a species endemic to Brazil, as well as the rooster conch, Aliger gallus.