Three things to keep in mind when looking at the above results (unsolds are not included):
It is important to look at the individual data points listed below. Price swings up may be due to varieties such as broken hat or other positives such as cancels. Price swings down may be due to factors such as faults on items that would have graded higher if they were sound, and may not be considered as desirable as a sound copy in this grade.
When looking at multiple grades on the graph, grades with the same population numbers may show overlapping.
At the time of an auction, the SMQ value has already been published and is available to bidders. Increases or decreases in SMQ value prior to the auction may affect the price realized.
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$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Mint N.H. with top left plate no. 25367 selvage, mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $550.00 as 100), this is one of only two examples at this highest possible grade, we are not aware if the other has plate no. selvage
$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Two Mint N.H. stamps, first mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $550.00), second with bottom left corner plate no. selvage, also exceptionally choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $200.00 without premium for the plate no.)
$5.00 Hamilton (1053). Mint N.H. with plate no. 25367 at left, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins approaching Jumbo, crisp impression on bright white paper, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, P.S.E. encapsulated (Gem 100; SMQ $600.00)