Price History for US Scott 218 in Used 85J 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. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
With 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded to date, and only six others share this grade. A note from master grader William Litle explains that the strength of the cancel kept this from being graded Superb 98.
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT USED EXAMPLE OF THE 90-CENT 1888 AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE. ONE OF SIX TO ACHIEVE A P.S.E. XF-SUPERB 95 GRADE, THE HIGHEST REPORTED TO DATE.
With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,750.00). This is the highest grade awarded by P.S.E. to any used Scott 218 (six reported).