“This stamp celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nevada statehood. Nevada became the 36th state on October 31, 1864. The stamp art depicts a close-up view of an area in Fire Canyon, part of Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park. The painting is an oil-on-Masonite panel. Captured by Nevada artist Ron Spears at dawn, the sandstone formations glow in shades of brilliant reds and yellows—a result of various quantities of iron in the rock—highlighted by deep purple and blue shadows. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.” — USPS
The descender of ‘d’ has been shortened to cap height. The dates in the corner look a little messy, with the mix of styles, sizes and orientations. Maybe lining figures would have been a calmer choice here.