VERY FINE JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL.
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 1983 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE USED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1916 3-CENT COIL, SCOTT 456. ONLY A HANDFUL ARE KNOWN, AND THIS MAY BE THE FINEST.
Our informal search of joint line pairs of this issue found fewer than ten, several of which have faults.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a used joint line pair and it is shared by no others.
EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE PERF 10 DOUBLE-LINE WATERMARKED $1.00 FRANKLIN ISSUE.
With 1966 P.F. and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,600.00)