The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, known to her fans as the “Notorious RBG,” will gain even more fame next year when the U.S. Postal Service issues a commemorative stamp in her honor. will

Ginsburg, who died on September 18, 2020, was hailed as “an icon of American culture” by the USPS, which unveiled the stamp design on Monday morning.

“Beginning her career as an activist lawyer fighting gender discrimination, Justice Ginsburg became a respected jurist whose important majority opinions advanced equality and sharply dissented on socially controversial decisions. made him an ardent advocate of equal justice,” the agency said in a news release.

The design features an oil painting of Justice Ginsburg looking at the viewer in her black court dress with the intricate white collar that was her trademark. The USPS said the painting was based on a photograph by Philip Birmingham.

As with all First Class stamps, the Ginsburg commemorative will be a “perpetual” stamp. The rate for 1-ounce first-class mail is currently 60 cents and is expected to rise to 63 cents in early 2023. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has indicated that the USPS will try to raise the rate every six months.

Monday’s announcement gave no indication of when or where the stamp would be released. An agency spokesman said such details would be disclosed “as soon as they become available.”

Ginsburg’s birthday was March 15, 1933, the following year was her 90th birthday. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and hometowns are often places of stamp release.

Ginsburg is one of several Supreme Court justices to receive postal honors. The late Thurgood Marshall was commemorated in 2003. John Jay, the nation’s first chief justice, appeared on a 1958 stamp, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. received a postal tribute in 1978.

The USPS also announced about two dozen other stamps for the coming year on Monday, including commemorative ones for author Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman author to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. artwork by Roy Lichtenstein; and black author Ernest J. Gaines, best known for such novels as “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “A Lesson Before Dying.”

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