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Price History for Scott 277 in OG 85 Grade

Scott No.
Denom.
Condition
Total
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
277
$2
81
0
0
4
0
3
2
5
0
7
0
18
1
0
0
0
0
0
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
260
PSE 100
og
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 260, 1895-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and detailed impression, mathematically perfect centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED IN ANY CATEGORY AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.

The $2.00 Watermarked issue (Scott 277) was issued in significantly greater quantities than its unwatermarked counterpart (10,027 of Scott 262 versus 31,720 of Scott 277). However, the watermarked $2.00 is almost as difficult to find with superior centering; only seven have graded higher than 90 for both original gum and Mint N.H. copies.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $5,000.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded in any category and the only example to achieve it.

950
3,750
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2017-09-19
The Clipper City Collection of Superb U.S. Stamps
211
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1163, Lot Number 211, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

Ex Curtis. With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $3,300.00). Only one unused stamp in any gum condition has been graded higher (hinged, at 100)

950
1,700
2013-11-07
The Curtis Collection: 1847-1901 Issues
864
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 1057, Lot Number 864, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

With 2007 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $2,750.00 as 95, $5,000.00 as 98). Only two have graded higher.

950
2,200
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2007-06-16
2007 Rarities of the World
199°
PSE 95J
og
Sale Number 937, Lot Number 199, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A GORGEOUS ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE $2.00 1895 ISSUE ON WATERMARKED PAPER. SCARCE WITH SUCH WIDE MARGINS.

P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $4,050.00 as 95, $7,000.00 as 98). This is the only XF-Superb 95 Jumbo awarded by P.S.E. to either No. 277 or 277a (hinged or N.H.). One No. 277a has received a Superb 98 OGph, and the best N.H. grade is one XF-Superb 95 for No. 277.

1,200
3,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-09-14
The Alan Collection of United States Stamps
225
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 1134, Lot Number 225, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, small h.r., exceptional centering with balanced margins, bright color, a few gum soaked perfs at top right not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,850.00)

900
750
2009-09-29
United States Stamps
1792
PSE 95
og
Sale Number 976, Lot Number 1792, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, bright shade and crisp impression, wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING ORIGINAL-GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $2.00 WATERMARKED BUREAU ISSUE.

P.S.E. encapsulated (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,750.00). This issue is difficult to obtain in higher grades -- only three have graded higher to date in any category.

1,100
2,200
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1368
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1368, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). With top plate no. 84 selvage, original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color and proof-like impression on bright paper, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

900
1,200
2017-05-11
United States Stamps
3435
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1156, Lot Number 3435, 1894-97 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

900
950
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2016-11-09
U.S. and Possessions, featuring The Weinberg Inventory
671
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 1140, Lot Number 671, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-282)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, well-centered with wide margins, fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00)

900
1,300
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2010-10-26
United States Stamps
5791
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 997, Lot Number 5791, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, beautiful color and impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,500.00), only five have graded higher to date

1,100
1,100
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1593
PSE 90
og
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1593, 1895 Watermarked Bureau Issue (Scott 264-278)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, wide margins and choice centering, beautiful color and impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGh, XF 90; SMQ $1,900.00), certainly on the high side of the grade awarded

1,100
950
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
342
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 342, 1894-98 Bureau Issues (Scott 246-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1985 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
950
2015-10-27
United States Stamps
193
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 1111, Lot Number 193, 1895-1903 Watermarked Bureau Issues (Scott 264-284)$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, rich color on bright paper, wide margins, Very Fine and choice, with 1980 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

900
750
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2010-02-23
The "Hampshire" Collection of United States Stamps
171
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 983, Lot Number 171, 1894-98 Bureau Issue$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, radiant color, well-proportioned margins, Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, VF-XF 85; SMQ $1,150.00)

1,000
1,300
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
276
PSE 85
og
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 276, 1894-98 Bureau Issues$2.00 Bright Blue (277), $2.00 Bright Blue (277)$2.00 Bright Blue (277). Original gum, lightly hinged, deep rich color on bright paper, wide margins, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,100
1,200
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