EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT 12-CENT 1861 RE-ISSUE WITH THE FINEST ATTAINABLE CENTERING, IMPRESSION AND STATE OF FRESHNESS.
The 12c Re-Issue was printed from a new plate of 100 subjects, compared to the original plate of 200 in two panes. 10,000 stamps were printed (100 impressions). Only 389 of the 12c were sold; the remaining 9,611 were destroyed on July 16, 1884.
With 1975 P.F. certificate.