Price History for Scott 171 in NGAI 30 Grade
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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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EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS IS WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 7-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL BANK NOTE COMPANY SPECIAL PRINTING IN EXISTENCE. THIS SENSATIONAL STAMP HAS BEEN AWARDED THE GRADE OF XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Our recently updated census records for Scott 171 contain 70 certified examples. Most stamps were scissors-separated, affecting the perforations on at least one side and in some cases two or three sides. The stamp offered here, with intact perforations on all sides, superb centering, and remarkably vibrant color is, in our opinion, the ultimate copy for the connoisseur collector.
Unpublished Census No. 171-UNC-69. With 1967 and 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95). As an indication of the rarity of this stamp in better grades, SMQ does not even price this above the grade of 80, and the next highest grade in the P.S.E. Population Report is Fine 70.