VERY FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT "TEN" DIE PROOF IN BLACK. AN IMPORTANT CONFEDERATE PROOF RARITY.
Ex Hall (acquired by the family prior to World War II) and Hastings. This unique proof is illustrated in the C.S.A. Catalog on p. 357 with a value of $6,000.00. The Scott U.S. Specialized Catalogue lists this as 9TC1e (Black) with an inexplicable $1,500.00 value -- this proof realized $2,600 hammer in 2001 (Sale 840, lot 139) and $3,250 hammer in 2013 (Sale 1043, lot 2321), but Scott never changed the value to reflect either of those realizations.