FINE AND RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
Aside from the 24c, which does not exist unused, the 12c is the most difficult to obtain unused, in any condition. Probably less than ten exist with original gum, and many of these have faults.
With 1974 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE AND CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1995, 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 12-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY GRILLED ISSUE.
With 1994 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE 24-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE GRILLED ISSUE WITH A NEW YORK FOREIGN MAIL CANCELLATION.
Ex Hoffman. With 1994 and 2016 P.F. certificates
FINE APPEARING AND RARE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT GRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE.
Considering original-gum examples only, after the extremely rare 12c and 30c and non-existent 24c, the 90c is the rarest of the 1870 National Grilled Issue.
With 1994 P.S.E. and 2018 P.F. certificates
VERY FINE ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 15-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY UNGRILLED ISSUE.
With 1998 P.F. and 2006 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1870 90-CENT UNGRILLED NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95. THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED.
In general, the Grilled National Bank Note Issues in superb original-gum condition overshadow their ungrilled counterparts. This is also true for the 90c. However, in the case of the 90c, collectors are frequently misled by the availability of Scott 166, the 1873 Continental printing. The difference in shades is distinct, yet collectors have a tendency to under-rate the 1870 National printing. Most original-gum examples are poorly centered. This example is remarkable for its centering and freshness of color.
With 2017 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $18,500.00). Only two other stamps share this grade, with none higher
VERY FINE AND CHOICE. THE 1870 90-CENT NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE IS RARE IN CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.
With 1989 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates