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1-cent John C. Calhoun

1c John C. Calhoun block of four

Scott Catalogue CSA: 14
Description:

CSA block of four 1-cent John C. Calhoun. Imperforate issue engraved in relief on steel, electrotyped, and flat bed printed by Thomas De La Rue & Co., Ltd., London. Delivered in half sheets of two hundred. F. Joubert engraved the portrait of Calhoun. The 1-cent value was never issued, and therefore no genuinely used copies exist.

Date:
1862
Medium:
paper (thin white wove hard-surfaced paper); ink (shades from pale dull to deep orange); gum (transparent colorless)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 15/16 x 1 3/4 in. (4.92 x 4.45 cm)
Museum ID:
2005.2004.1522
Place:
Confederate States of America

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