||Richmond, VA- Due by Stephen Mason 12 Cents October 4, 1861 Jones & Littlefield PR60-562. PCGS Fine 15 Apparent. This and the 37 Cents (37-1/2 Cents?) are the rarest from the issuer and listed as "7G" in the Virginia book. With scythe and sheaf of grain, Ceres stands on a plinth in a niche at the left end; an ornamental cartouche at the left end holds the perpendicular textual denomination. A double ruled border is around the perimeter. The denomination "12 Cts." flanks a central flourish. Noted are: "Edge Tears and Minor Damage; Tape Repair on Back; Small Holes." A curious odd denomination from the Civil War period. A rarity from a well collected location. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
From Newman X (Heritage Auctions, November 2018), lot 20183, realized $6000.