Price History for Scott 449 LP in OGnh 80 Grade
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VERY FINE AND CHOICE. AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE MINT NEVER-HINGED JOINT LINE PAIR OF THE 1915 2-CENT TYPE I VERTICAL COIL, SCOTT 449. AN OUTSTANDING RARITY.
The 2c Type I rotary plate was used very briefly to make vertical coils issued in late 1915. It was briefly used because the Type I plate was not very deeply engraved and the curvature of the rotary press yielded impressions lacking in some of the details. The Bureau noticed this immediately, and quickly replaced it with the Type III plate (according to Scott, the EDU for No. 449 is Oct. 29, 1915, and the EDU for Type III is Dec. 10, 1915). The joint line pair offered here, in Mint N.H. condition and with such choice centering and color, is a major rarity. Only a handful exist in such condition.
With 2002 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (VF 80; SMQ $28,000.00). This is one of only three Mint N.H. joint line pairs of Scott 449 to achieve this grade, with only one higher (at 90)