VERY FINE. A FRESH AND CHOICE SOUND, ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1861 5-CENT RED BROWN.
The 5c Red Brown is one of the 1861-66 stamps that challenges collectors who demand choice original-gum examples. Multiples are extremely rare, with only one recorded original-gum block; therefore, there has never been a supply of blocks from which singles could be harvested. The vast majority of original-gum singles are off-center, faulty or both.
With 2016 P.F. certificate (OGph, VF 80). By way of comparison, the highest graded original gum example of Scott 75 contained in P.S.E.'s Population Report is Fine 70