EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT 1894 UNWATERMARKED FIRST BUREAU ISSUE.
With 1996 P.F. and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $3,600.00). Only one Mint N.H. example has been graded higher (at 98) and only three others share this grade
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 8-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $2,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott No. 257 in any condition (used, original gum or Mint N.H.) and no other example has equaled it