I picked this one up recently for less than $10, entirely for its amount -- half a million dollars in 1882! I believe a conservative present day value conversion would be roughly $16 million. And yet, still just a typical 2¢ revenue.
The tax was 2 cents regardless of the amount of the check. Also the tax on receipts and promissory notes that were "on demand" or "at sight" were also 2 cents, although other types of promissory notes had higher taxes. These pennies added up, the financial paper taxes brought in the highest amount of revenue of any of the Schedule B taxes from 1862-1883. Matches brought in the second highest amount, at one cent per hundred since everyone needed them every day.