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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$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, remarkably well-centered with wide even margins, deep shade and detailed proof-like impression on bright crisp paper
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 FRANKLIN, SCOTT 478.
With 1990 P.F. and 2003 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (OGph, Superb 98, SMQ $2,250.00). This is the highest grade awarded and only five others share it. Only two Mint N.H. copies have achieved this grade, which is the highest awarded in that category
$1.00 Violet Black (478). Intense shade and impression on bright paper, perfect centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,250.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category
$1.00 Violet Black (478). Lightly hinged, intense shade and impression on bright paper, gorgeous centering, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, Superb 98; SMQ $2,275.00), this is the highest grade awarded in any category and only three others share it
$1.00 Violet Black (478). Choice margins and wonderfully well-centered, lightly hinged, intense color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,100.00), only four have graded higher (all at 98)
$1.00 Violet Black (478). Well-balanced margins and virtually perfectly centered, strong color with clear impression on crisp bright paper, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate (OGph, XF-Superb 95; SMQ $1,150.00)