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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5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering with wide margins, deep rich color and proof-like impression, Extremely Fine Gem, a stunning stamp in every respect, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $440.00 as 98), this is the highest grade awarded to date and the only example to achieve this grade.
5c Blue, Coil (458). Mint N.H., intense shade and impression, unusually wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine Gem, a huge stamp, with 2000 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $290.00 as 95, $550.00 as 98), only three have graded higher to date (at 98) and only one other shares this grade