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 Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered, long and full perforations
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT TYPE IV OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE IS GRADED GEM 100 BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED AND THE ONLY EXAMPLE TO ACHIEVE IT.
With 2011 P.S.E. certificate (Gem 100; SMQ $4,100.00). This is the highest grade awarded and has been equaled by no others
2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H. with selvage at bottom, brilliant color on bright paper, perfectly centered with Jumbo margins all around
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A MAGNIFICENT MINT NEVER-HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1920 2-CENT TYPE IV OFFSET PRINTING ISSUE, WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE AWARDED TO DATE.
With 1999 P.F. and 2006 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,100.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date and only one other has achieved this grade.
2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H. with left selvage, brilliant color, perfect centering, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $1,700.00), only three have graded higher
2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., with bottom plate no. 10842 selvage, uncommonly well-centered with wide margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $500.00)
2c Carmine, Ty. IV (526). Mint N.H., previous hinging in selvage only, plate no. 10829 at bottom with second ghost number "9", brilliant color, crisp impression on bright paper, wide and balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-90; SMQ $150.00)