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.
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2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., brilliant color, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 2-CENT 1883 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE THIS GRADE.
P.S.E. encapsulated (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $3,250.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. The next-highest grade for a Mint N.H. stamp is a 95.
2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., radiant color on bright paper, unusually choice centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have graded higher (at 95J and 98J) and only five others share this desirable grade
2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb stamp in every respect, ex Whitman, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,200.00), only two have graded higher and five others share this grade
2c Red Brown (210). Mint N.H., intense shade and proof-like impression on bright paper, beautiful centering with wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, a superb stamp in every respect, with 1998 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95), only one has graded higher to date and only two others share this grade