EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1879 5-CENT BLUE TAYLOR PRINTED BY THE AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY, GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
With 2007 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGh, Superb 98; SMQ $3,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded to an original-gum Scott 185 and it is shared by only one other stamp. The highest grade for a Mint N.H. copy is 90J