Price History for US Scott 257 in OG 95J 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 ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 8-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; SMQ $2,450.00). This is the highest grade awarded to a Scott No. 257 in any condition (used, original gum or Mint N.H.) and no other example has equaled it
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 8-CENT UNWATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E.
With 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 95). This is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade. The next-highest grade is a 95J.