NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New Yorkers may have been gratified in October, 2010 when the United States Postal Service issued a new stamp depicting the serene face of Lady Liberty.

The statue, not so much.

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The photo on the stamp, taken by Raimund Luke, doesn’t show the iconic beauty towering in New York’s harbor. Instead, it is a shot of the replica built outside the New York-New York Casino in Las Vegas, the New York Times reported.

The 14-year-old replica is half the size of the 125-year-old original. Its lips are in a bit of a pout. The nose is sloped. The eyebrows are thick. It has a faintly beleaguered expression, as compared to the stern, stalwart expression of the original.

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If the one in New York is proudly carrying the torch of freedom in front of the world, the one in Vegas seems to be drunkenly hailing a cab.

Postal Service spokesman Roy Betts said three billion of the First-Class Mail Forever stamps have been printed and it is not being pulled from the market.

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