6 ¢   Lincoln   1879-1890
Printed by the American Bank Note Company


The Continental Bank Note Company and the American Bank Note Company merged in February of 1879. The National Bank Note Company plates continued in use until June of 1882.



----- Continental Plates -----


Plates 304 and 305 known printed on soft porous paper.

The Die was re-engraved in 1882. The vertical lines at the edge of the frame were strengthened. There are three vertical lines on the re-engraved die and four on the previous die.






----- Die Proofs -----





----- Trial Color Proofs -----


This may have been pulled as a test for the Roosevelt proofs.


----- Plate Proofs -----


Plate Proof block printed on India paper.
Plates 426 and 427 are known.


----- Scott #208 -----


A Rose block of Plate 427.


Earliest known Use.   First day of issue.   June 1, 1882.


A Brown Red strip of Plate 427.


A Brown Red pair paying the regular 2c Rate plus the 10c Registration fee.