EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A PHENOMENAL GUIDE LINE PAIR OF THE 1914 2-CENT PERF 10 COIL, SCOTT 444, GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2008 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Gem 100; SMQ $2,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott 444 line pair in any condition (used, hinged or Mint N.H.). It is shared by only one other, which is also hinged
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS MINT NEVER-HINGED GUIDE LINE PAIR OF SCOTT 446.
With 2007 P.F. certificate (XF-Superb 95)
A FINE AND SCARCE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449.
The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915).
With 1989 and 2006 P.F. certificates