EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 8-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST AWARDED TO DATE.
With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $1,450.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. One other, in Mint N.H. condition, has also been awarded this grade.