US 1874 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 162

US 1874 Henry Clay (1777-1852) 12c. Scott. 162

Series: 1873 Continental Bank Note Co.

Issued date: 03-01-1874 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 12c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 162
Yvert et Tellier (France): 56

Dimensions (height x width):
28.6mm x 25.4mm

Stamp Colors: Blackish violet
Perforation: line 12
Paper: White wove paper, thin to thick

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State, Men

Note: Without grill

Total print: 2,915,000

Description:- Henry Clay Sr. (1777-1852) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House speaker as well as the ninth secretary of state, also receiving electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" of Congressmen, alongside fellow Whig Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.