EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS EASILY ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1879 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY 10-CENT WITHOUT SECRET MARK IN EXISTENCE. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP -- WITH CENTERING, COLOR AND CANCEL THAT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO IMPROVE UPON. THIS GEM HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.
With 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $1,650.00). This is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by no others. Only two other stamps have graded as high as 95