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Sale 1159 — 2017 Rarities of the World

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 June, 2017

Category — 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
179
og
Sale Number 1159, Lot Number 179, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Hard Paper Special Printing (Scott 167-177, 180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180), 2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180)2c Carmine Vermilion, Special Printing (180). Without gum as issued, vivid color, short perf at left and tiny corner perf crease at top right

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT CARMINE VERMILION 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE SPECIAL PRINTING. ONE OF THE RAREST SPECIAL PRINTINGS WITH ONLY 23 EXAMPLES RECORDED IN OUR CENSUS.

Our census of Scott 180, available at http://www.siegelauctions.com/dynamic/census/180/180.pdf , contains 23 examples of this rare Special Printing, one of which is in The New York Public Library collection. Approximately half are confirmed as sound, but most are not well-centered.

Census No. 180-UNC-11. Ex Hall. With 1981 P.F. certificate. A 1991 P.F. certificate (247316, no longer accompanies) stated "Genuine with light perf staining top right", but we do not see any evidence of staining.

70,000
17,500
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