US 1888 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) 30c. Scott. 217

US 1888 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) 30c. Scott. 217

Series: 1881-1888 American Bank Note Co. Great Americans

Issued year: 1888
Face value: 30c.
Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 217
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 222
Michel (Germany): 58
Yvert et Tellier (France): 68

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

Stamp Colors: Brown orange
Perforation: line 12

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Generals, Military Officers

Total print: 710,720

Description:- Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was an American revolutionary, statesman and Founding Father of the United States. Hamilton was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the Federalist Party, as well as a founder of the nation's financial system, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper. As the first secretary of the treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the administration of President George Washington. He took the lead in the federal government's funding of the states' American Revolutionary War debts, as well as establishing the nation's first two de facto central banks (i.e. the Bank of North America and the First Bank of the United States), a system of tariffs, and the resumption of friendly trade relations with Britain. His vision included a strong central government led by a vigorous executive branch, a strong commercial economy, support for manufacturing, and a strong national defense.