US 1938 John Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) $5 Scott. 834a

US 1938 John Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) $5 Scott. 834a

Series: Presidential Issue

Issued date: 17-11-1938 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $5

Emission: Definitive

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 834a

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat plate

Stamp Colors: Red, Brown and Black
Perforation: Perf 11
Gum type: Water activated

Themes: Famous People, Politician, Head of State, Statesman

Description:- John Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) was the 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929. Born in Vermont, Coolidge was a Republican lawyer from New England who climbed up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming the 48th Governor of Massachusetts. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected the 29th Vice President, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of President Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative and also as a man who said very little and had a dry sense of humor, receiving the nickname "Silent Cal". He chose not to run again in 1928, remarking that ten years as president was "longer than any other man has had it too long!"