EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE IN ANY COLOR WE HAVE OFFERED THAT SHOWS THE FULL DIE SINKAGE AREA.
We have offered perhaps a half-dozen unduplicated examples in all five Scott-listed colors since keeping computerized records. This is the only one with card showing the full die sinkage area, and only the second in Scarlet that we have ever offered.
VERY FINE AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY 6-CENT ESSAY COMMEMORATING THE MONROE DOCTRINE.
The Monroe Doctrine figured prominently in the Grant administration, when these essays were made. Grant attempted to annex the Dominican Republic in 1869 to protect it from foreign influence and invasion, but the measure was defeated in the Senate.