EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3-CENT TYPE III, WHICH IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $3,400.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only two others share it. This is the only example in this grade we have offered in one of our auctions. Scott Retail as hinged