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Price History for Scott 179 in OG 75 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
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40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
179
5c
19
0
0
4
0
3
0
1
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-03-14
United States Stamps
1813
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1197, Lot Number 1813, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue (Scott 156-166, 178-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR, SCOTT 179, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 1875 printing, Scott 179, is often overlooked by collectors who put it into the same category as its 1879 counterpart, Scott 185, which is more readily available. For Mint N.H. copies, we have offered only five unduplicated since keeping computerized records. The example offered here, while hinged, has the best centering of any we have encountered.

Ex "Hanover". With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only one to achieve it. The SMQ value was never updated when this stamp realized $5,750 hammer in our 2016 sale of the "Hanover" collection

700
6,250
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
95°
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 95, 1873-75 Continental Bank Note Co. Issues (Scott 156-179)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, deep rich color and proof-like impression, choice centering for this difficult issue with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR, SCOTT 179, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND THE ONLY STAMP TO ACHIEVE IT.

The 1875 printing, Scott 179, is often overlooked by collectors who put it into the same category as its 1879 counterpart, Scott 185, which is more readily available. For Mint N.H. copies, we have offered only five unduplicated since keeping computerized records. The example offered here, while hinged, has the best centering of any we have encountered.

With 2013 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded and the only one to achieve it.

700
5,750
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2452
PSE 90J
og
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2452, 1870-88 Bank Note Issues (Scott 134-218)5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, incredibly wide Jumbo margins and impeccably centered, strong color, clear impression

EXTREMELY FINE. THE 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR IS RARELY SEEN IN THIS CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

With 1988 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $2,050.00 as 90, $3,600.00 as 95). This is the only 5c Continental printing to receive this grade, with none higher. The wider side margins do not fit with P.S.E. criteria for 95, but in our opinion this is essentially perfectly centered.

850
2,800
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2008-05-08
The Jay Hoffman Collection of United States Stamps
176
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 956, Lot Number 176, 1875 Continental Bank Note Co. Issue5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Original gum, lightly hinged, almost perfectly centered with wide balanced margins all around, incredibly rich color on deeply blued paper, sharp and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE CONTINENTAL 1875 5-CENT TAYLOR. AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT STAMP TO FIND IN SUCH EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE ORIGINAL-GUM CONDITION.

The addition of a 5c value was made necessary by the creation of the General Post Union in 1874, which specified a rate of 5c between member countries, effective July 1, 1875. Of the two regular-issue 5c Taylor stamps -- Scott 179 (Continental) and Scott 185 (American) -- the former is much more difficult to obtain in this superb original-gum condition because comparatively few multiples have ever been available to feed the demand for singles.

With 2002 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $2,050.00)

850
3,500
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