Item # S007520
1868 Fifteen cent, Large Trial Colour Die Proof printed in black on india paper measuring 32 x 37mm. A very rare proof; outstanding in all respects and missing from even the most advanced collections, Extremely Fine (Unitrade 29 proof; Minuse & Pratt 29TC1a)
We are aware of the existence of only three other die proofs of the Fifteen cent in black.
One is of larger size (sold in 2014 for $27,000 hammer). One of the remaining two displays foxing. To the best of our knowledge die proofs in the issued colour do not exist.