Leo Szilard Postage Stamp - Hungary 1998

postage stamp 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.

first-day cover

February 27, 1998
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