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.