VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL SOUND ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 5-CENT 1847 ISSUE IN THE DISTINCTIVE DARK BROWN SHADE.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (VF 80; SMQ $8,000.00). In our opinion this stamp has margins that are identical to the P.S.E.'s published standard for VF-XF 85. Given its freshness and quality, we think it should have earned an 85 grade. However, it is still the only graded original-gum example of the Dark Brown shade in the P.S.E. Population Report.