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Sale 1025 — 2012 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 26 June, 2012

Category — 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, including Scott 204

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
168°
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Sale Number 1025, Lot Number 168, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues, including Scott 20490c Carmine, Grill (144), 90c Carmine, Grill (144)90c Carmine, Grill (144). H. Grill, original gum, clearly-defined grill points easily visible on face of stamp, intense shade and impression

EXTREMELY FINE. AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE. THE 90-CENT IS THE THIRD MOST DIFFICULT OF THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUES TO OBTAIN IN ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.

With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF 80; SMQ $26,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date and none shares this grade.

15,000
18,500
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