EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES 1901 $5.00 DARK GREEN, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95.
The underlying stamp, Scott 278, is difficult to obtain with such choice centering. Only 782 were overprinted for use in the Philippines, making this exponentially rarer in such a high grade.
With 2004 P.S.E., 2010 and 2013 P.F. certificates (XF-Superb 95)
VERY FINE-EXTREMELY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL-GUM BLOCK OF FOUR OF THE PHILIPPINES $5.00 1901 ISSUE.
Ex Todd and Diamond. Only 782 were issued and no plate blocks are known.