Sale 1227 — Outstanding United States Stamps and Gold Coins

Sale Date — Monday-Friday, 19-23 October, 2020

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Category — 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)

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Sale 1227, Lot 2347, 1867-68 Grilled Issue, A, C, D, Z Grills (Scott 79-85E)2c Black, D. Grill (84). Choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins, intense shade and impression, brownish-black handstamp cancels

EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 2-CENT D GRILL. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO OBTAIN IN SOUND AND CENTERED CONDITION.

The 2c D Grill is the rarest of the regular-production 1867-68 Grilled Issues (excluding the 1867 trials and rarest Z Grills), followed in order of scarcity by the 3c Z Grill, the 3c D Grill and the 12c Z Grill. It is our theory that two grilling machines were used simultaneously, and that one of the machines was converted from the D to E Grill in early 1868, after a small number of 2c sheets were run through the D-equipped machine. This was the first time the Black Jack received a grill.

With 2020 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $10,000.00).

4,750
7,500