EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT SHIELD ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE AND ONLY ONE OTHER HAS ACHIEVED THIS ULTIMATE GRADE.
Despite its modest catalogue value and large population, the 2c Shield Issue is extremely difficult to find with perfect centering and with wide margins. The four enormous and perfectly balanced margins of this Mint N.H. stamp place it in a totally different category.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $960.00 as 98). This is the highest grade possible and only one other has achieved this grade.