EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1861 ISSUE IN THE BROWN YELLOW COLOR.
Due to narrow spacing on the 5c plate, it is very difficult to find centered copies with the perforations clear of the design on all sides. The stamp offered here, with choice centering and the red town cancellation, should be considered a condition rarity.
With 2002 P.F. certificate. With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $8,650.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other shares this grade.