# 898 - 3¢ Coronado Exped.: plate block

Francisco Vazquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador and Governor of the Kingdom of Nueva Galicia. In 1540 Coronado mounted an expedition to search for the fabled Seven Cities of Gold. This stamp commemorates the 400th anniversary of the expedition. The design features a reproduction of the painting "Coronado and His Captains" by Gerald Cassidy. Scott 898 Coronado Expedition