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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10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, vibrant color, Extremely Fine Gem, 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), the highest grade awarded and shared by only three others, this also represents a clean sweep of Mint N.H. Gem 100 Scott 497's in all formats in the Depew collection -- the only possible set of 100's at this time as the joint line pair is unique
10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H., mathematically perfect centering, fiery color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $750.00), this is the highest grade awarded and it is shared by only three others
10c Orange Yellow, Coil (497). Mint N.H., perfectly centered, dazzling color, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; unpriced above the grade of 98, SMQ $325.00 as 98), this is the highest grade the P.S.E. has awarded