The 10-cent Jefferson was the highest denomination selected for re-engraving by the American Bank Note Company. Several lines in the stamp's frame were strengthened, and one was removed by ABNCo engraver Edward Bourke. As a result, the re-engraved 10-cent Jefferson had a slightly brighter and deeper color than its predecessors. Like the other stamps of the ABNCo Issue, the 10-cent Jefferson was printed on soft porous paper. Bourke’s previous work included the frame engraving of many National Bank Note 1870 Issue stamps.
The stamp could have paid the ten cent registered mail fee or, more typically, the Universal Postal Union international double-weight rate. Approximately 146,500,000 stamps of this issue were printed by American Bank Note Company.