US 1937 Constitution Sesquicentennial Issue 3c. Scott. 798

US 1937 Constitution Sesquicentennial Issue 3c. Scott. 798

Series: Constitution Sesquicentennial Issue

Stamp details: Adoption of the Constitution

Issued date: 17-09-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 798
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 794
Michel (Germany): 405
Yvert et Tellier (France): 363

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Red violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Famous People

Total print: 99,882,300 (estimate)

Description:- The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It superseded the Articles of Confederation, the nation's first constitution. Originally comprising seven articles, it delineates the national frame of government. Its first three articles embody the doctrine of the separation of powers, whereby the federal government is divided into three branches: the legislative, consisting of the bicameral Congress (Article I); the executive, consisting of the president and subordinate officers (Article II); and the judicial, consisting of the Supreme Court and other federal courts (Article III). Article IV, Article V, and Article VI embody concepts of federalism, describing the rights and responsibilities of state governments, the states in relationship to the federal government, and the shared process of constitutional amendment. Article VII establishes the procedure subsequently used by the 13 States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force.