EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS 1870 3-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IN SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
The 3c is more challenging to find in this superior grade than many of the other grilled issues, even though it has a lower catalogue value.
With 2003 P.F. certificate for block of four, this is the top left stamp
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 3-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS BY FAR THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE IN ANY CONDITION. A TRUE CONDITION RARITY.
Although 3c 1870 Issue stamps were produced in huge quantities, it is still a difficult denomination to find in high grades, especially in original-gum condition. This is the finest we have encountered and ranks at the top of the P.S.E. Population Report.
With 1995 and 1999 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date in any condition, and this stamp is the only one to achieve this grade.
EXTREMELY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 3-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE
With 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,000.00)