EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 5-CENT BRIGHT RED BROWN WITH INTENSE COLOR AND EXTRAORDINARY CENTERING.
This stamp is, in our opinion, further evidence that the 1858 5c printing produced the deeper shades of Red Brown, Bright Red Brown and Indian Red (and probably the Brick Red as a mistake in ink mixture).
With 2010 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)