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Price History for Scott 291 in OGnh 95 Grade

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100
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291
50c
35
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1
1
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  1. 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.
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  3. 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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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2016-04-07
The Hanover Collection of Superb-Quality U.S. Stamps-Part One
171°
PSE 98
nh
Sale Number 1122, Lot Number 171, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, perfectly centered

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAY WELL BE THE FINEST MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE IN EXISTENCE. THIS REMARKABLE STAMP IS GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE ON RECORD AND ONLY THIS STAMP HAS ACHIEVED IT.

The design of the 50c Trans-Mississippi is based on a drawing by Frederic Remington titled Gold Bug, which was published in 1897 in New York as part of a series of drawings. It depicts a single prospector in a barren landscape, hammer in one hand and a gold prospecting pan in the other, with his dog and two pack mules. The design was originally considered for the $2.00 (an essay is known) but it was ultimately used for the 50c.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $57,500.00). This is the highest grade awarded, and this is the only stamp to achieve it.

1,800
47,500
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
493
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 493, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., rich color, proof-like impression, exceptional centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE, GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.

The design of the 50c Trans-Mississippi is based on a drawing by Frederic Remington titled Gold Bug, which was published in 1897 in New York as part of a series of drawings. It depicts a single prospector in a barren landscape, hammer in one hand and a gold prospecting pan in the other, with his dog and two pack mules. The design was originally considered for the $2.00 (an essay is known) but it was ultimately used for the 50c.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2007 and 2016 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $14,000.00). Only two stamps grade higher (both Superb 98, one is the ex "Hanover" stamp which realized $47,500 hammer in Siegel Sale 1122). We have not offered another in this grade since 2010.

1,800
17,500
2010-12-08
Siegel Sale 1000
1162
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 1000, Lot Number 1162, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, phenomenally fresh color and detailed impression showing every nuance of the design, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A STUNNING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $16,000.00). Only one has graded higher to date (at 98) and only three others share this desirable grade, a statistic which has not changed in over a year.

2,000
7,500
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2009-12-04
The Beverly Hills Collection of Outstanding United States Stamps
1092
PSE 95
nh
Sale Number 978, Lot Number 1092, Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., intense color and impression, beautifully centered with well-balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. A BEAUTIFUL STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

1999 P.F. certificate no longer accompanies. P.S.E. encapsulated (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $18,200.00). Only one has graded higher to date in the P.S.E. Population Report and only three others share this grade.

2,000
9,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2011-12-13
United States Stamps
728
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1017, Lot Number 728, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 287-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., deep rich color and detailed impression, essentially perfectly centered with wide and balanced margins

EXTREMELY FINE. A SUPERB MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set. The combination of Extremely Fine centering and Mint N.H. condition is exponentially rarer.

With 2000 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00)

1,900
7,500
2011-10-12
Outstanding United States Stamps
1647°
PSE 90
nh
Sale Number 1014, Lot Number 1647, 1c-50c 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with imprint selvage at top, fresh color and detailed impression on bright paper, choice centering with wide margins

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE. A VERY DIFFICULT ISSUE TO FIND IN THE HIGHER GRADES.

The 50c Trans-Mississippi is extremely scarce in well-centered condition. It also seems that fewer 50c stamps exist in Mint N.H. condition, relative to the dollar values of the set.

With 2003 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $5,400.00). Only five have graded higher to date and only four others share this grade

2,000
4,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
85
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2006-04-21
The Scarsdale Collection, Part 1
29
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 910, Lot Number 29, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., rich color and detailed impression

EXTREMELY FINE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

With 1991 and 2000 P.F. certificates. With 2004 P.S.E. certificate (VF-XF 85; SMQ $3,050.00)

1,750
3,750
2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
300
PSE 85
nh
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 300, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., pretty color, detailed impression

VERY FINE AND CHOICE MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50-CENT TRANS-MISSISSIPPI ISSUE.

With 2002 and 2004 P.S.E. certificates (VF-XF 85)

1,750
3,250
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
80
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-11-14
United States Stamps including Confederate States and Hawaii
354°
PSE 80
nh
Sale Number 1192, Lot Number 354, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H., wide margins and attractive centering, bright and fresh color, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $1,900.00)

1,650
2,000
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
75
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2007-11-12
United States Stamps
787
PSE 75
nh
Sale Number 946, Lot Number 787, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with plate no. 603 selvage at bottom, bright color, Very Fine and choice, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (F-VF 75; SMQ $840.00 as 70, $2,100.00 as 80), we would have given this an 80 or 85

2,000
1,800
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
50
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-07-28
United States Stamps
387
PSE 50
nh
Sale Number 1107, Lot Number 387, 1898 Trans-Mississippi Issue (Scott 285-293)50c Trans-Mississippi (291), 50c Trans-Mississippi (291)50c Trans-Mississippi (291). Mint N.H. with right part arrow, rich color, detailed impression, Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (VG 50)

1,800
550
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