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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2c Lake, Ty. II (319F; formerly 319f). Mint N.H. with wide top part imprint selvage, intense shade and impression, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above a 98, SMQ $1,100.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded and the only example to achieve it
2c Lake, Ty. II (319F; formerly 319f). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, beautifully centered with wide margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,100.00), the P.S.E. Population Report lists this as the highest grade awarded (two equal) but we have sold a 98J in the past
2c Lake, Ty. II (319f). Mint N.H., radiant color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $400.00 as 95, $1,550.00 as 98), only one stamp has been graded higher to date and only one other shares this grade, which is a good indication of how difficult this issue is to find in high-grade Mint N.H. condition