The postal service said today that it printed five million copies of the silver stamp, which costs about USD 4.50 and comes in a folder with information about Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president in 1994.

It says the stamp is available at all 1,591 post offices in South Africa and that stamp collectors around the world can buy it online.

Mandela spent 27 years in prison and was released on February 11, 1990. He died December 5 at the age of 95.


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