1975 9¢ Capitol Dome (Gray Paper)
Issue Date: November 24, 1975
City: Washington, DC
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary press
Perforation: 11 x 10 ½
Color: Slate green
Situated in the heart of the city on Capitol Hill, the Capitol is the most important and impressive building in Washington, D.C. For nearly two centuries, it has served as the meeting place of Congress and was home to the Supreme Court until 1935, when its own building was completed. During the War of 1812, invading British troops burned the original structure, which consisted of the North wing. Following the war, reconstruction began. In 1850, the dome was added and the Capitol was considered complete. The only major architectural alteration since then was the extension of the east front. Considered one of nation’s most familiar landmarks, the Capitol consists of 540 rooms and is located on 3 1/2 acres.