1875 12¢ reprint - #44
12¢ - Greenish black
Perf. 15½ - Scott #44 - 1875
Scissors separated sell at a substantial discount
Unused with no gum $2,200-$3,100
Date of Issue : Issued for the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia
Plate : A new plate (plate #60) of 100 was created, which bears minute differences to the original.
Printer: Continental Bank Note Company
Quantity Issued: 10,000
Color: Greenish black
Note: The reprint differs from the orginal in that it is harder and much more white and highly finished in appearance. The stamps were likely to have been separated with scissors. The reprints have no grill.
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