CAPE OF GOOD HOPE 1902 KEVII 5/- DIE PROOF AFTER HARDENING

CHF1,325.00

  • 1902-04 DIE PROOF for KEVII 5/- (SG 78)
  • in black on glazed card dated 23 AUG 02 (in blue),
  • initialled "W.S." and marked AFTER HARDENING.
  • VF, a most desirable die proof for this top value (of which remarkably few survive)
  • and a particularly rare state of the die.
  • Typically only a single such impression was taken for checking of the master die roller at each of the after hardening, before striking and after striking production stages.
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