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Price History for Scott 68 in Used 98 Grade

Scott No.
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Condition
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70
70J
75
75J
80
80J
85
85J
90
90J
95
95J
98
98J
100
100J
68
10c
176
13
13
15
5
9
4
15
0
13
0
13
1
21
4
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
100J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-04-08
The Edward Morton Collection of Outstanding Quality U.S. Stamps
182
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1219, Lot Number 182, 1861-66 Issue, cont. (Scott 67-70d)10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright color and crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL 10-CENT 1861 STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY PERFORATED STAMP PRIOR TO THE 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 10c is the only denomination of the 1861-66 Issue that was actually issued in two types. Type I, Scott 62B, was printed from Plate 4. Type II stamps -- Scott 68 and its grilled counterparts -- were printed from Plates 15 and 26. It has been surmised that Type I was pressed into service to help fill strong demand for 10c stamps after demonetization of the earlier issue. The 10c stamps paid the transcontinental rate, the ship-letter rate and certain rates to foreign countries.

Despite the high production numbers this is a difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 175 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only six grade higher than 95 (including the stamp offered here). Another denomination produced in much greater quantity, the 3c, has failed to achieve the 100J grade despite almost 500 submissions.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 and 2019 P.F. certificates. With 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; SMQ $8,000.00 as 100, unpriced in the 100J grade). This is the earliest perforated U.S. stamp to achieve this highest of grades -- the next stamp to be graded 100J is the 12c 1869 Pictorial (one copy, used)

55
4,750
2019-05-01
Gem-Quality United States Stamps
1121
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1199, Lot Number 1121, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 67-78)10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright color and crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP IS GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING SCALE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY PERFORATED STAMP PRIOR TO THE 1870-71 NATIONAL BANK NOTE ISSUE TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 10c is the only denomination of the 1861-66 Issue that was actually issued in two types. Type I, Scott 62B, was printed from Plate 4. Type II stamps -- Scott 68 and its grilled counterparts -- were printed from Plates 15 and 26. It has been surmised that Type I was pressed into service to help fill strong demand for 10c stamps after demonetization of the earlier issue. The 10c stamps paid the transcontinental rate, the ship-letter rate and certain rates to foreign countries.

Despite the high production numbers this is a difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 175 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only seven have graded higher than a 95 (including the stamp offered here). Another denomination produced in even greater quantity, the 3c, has failed to achieve 100J and only one is graded 100, despite almost 500 submissions. Submissions tend to be skewed towards higher-quality stamps, so this statistic is even more significant.

Ex "Natalee Grace". With 1997 P.F. and 2009 and 2013 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 100, SMQ $8,000.00 as 100). This is the highest grade possible. This is also the earliest perforated Scott number to achieve this grade -- none have graded 100J for the 1857-60 Issue, and this is the only example for the entire issue (plus the next two issues) to achieve this grade. The next perforated stamp to achieve this grade is the 6c Bank Note Issue, Scott 148.

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9,500
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2012-06-07
The Natalee Grace Collection of Used U.S. Stamps, Part One
112
PSE 100J
 
Sale Number 1024, Lot Number 112, 10c-90c 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-72)10c Green (68), 10c Green (68)10c Green (68). Mathematically perfect centering with Jumbo margins, bright color and crisp impression, neat strike of grid cancel

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. THIS PHENOMENAL STAMP HAS BEEN GRADED GEM 100 JUMBO BY P.S.E. -- THIS IS THE HIGHEST GRADE POSSIBLE ON THE GRADING SCALE. THIS IS ALSO THE ONLY PERFORATED STAMP PRIOR TO SCOTT 148 TO ACHIEVE THIS PERFECT GRADE. A TRULY REMARKABLE STAMP IN EVERY RESPECT.

The 10c is the only denomination of the 1861-66 Issue that was actually issued in two types. Type I, Scott 62B, was printed from Plate 4. Type II STAMPS -- Scott 68 and its grilled counterparts -- were printed from Plates 15 and 26. It has been surmised that Type I was pressed into service to help fill strong demand for 10c stamps after demonetization of the earlier issue. The 10c stamps paid the transcontinental rate, the ship-letter rate and certain rates to foreign countries.

Despite the high production numbers this is a difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 145 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only six have graded higher than a 95 (including the stamp offered here). Another denomination produced in even greater quantity, the 3c, has none graded 100J and only one at 100, despite more than 400 submissions. Submissions tend to be skewed towards higher-quality stamps, so this statistic is even more significant.

With 1997 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificates (Gem 100 Jumbo; unpriced in SMQ above the grade of 98, SMQ $2,750.00 as 98). This is the highest grade awarded to date. This is also the earliest perforated Scott number to achieve this grade -- none have graded 100J for the 1857-60 Issue, and this is the only example for the entire issue (plus the next three issues) to achieve this grade. The next perforated stamp to achieve this grade is the 6c Bank Note Issue, Scott 148.

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7,500
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
98
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2015-09-30
U.S. 1847-69 Issues, featuring the Kenneth D. Gilbart Collection
575
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1109, Lot Number 575, 1861-66 Issue, Off-Cover (Scott 62B-68)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Essentially perfectly centered with wide margins, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of New Orleans double-circle datestamp and target cancels

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Despite the high production numbers for the 10c Ty. II issue, this is a very difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 160 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only four have graded 98 or above: the stamp offered here, one other at 98 and two at 100J including one from our Natalie Grace sale (Sale 1024, lot 112, realized $7,500 hammer).

With 2009 P.S.E. certificate (Superb 98; SMQ $2,500.00)

60
2,300
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3120
PSE 98
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3120, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Essentially perfect centering with wide margins, bright color on fresh paper, grid cancel struck at lower left corner leaves design completely visible

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE WHICH HAS BEEN GRADED SUPERB 98 BY P.S.E.

Despite the high production numbers for the 10c Ty. II issue, this is a very difficult denomination to obtain in superb quality. Of the 147 used copies sent to P.S.E. for grading, only three have graded 98 or above: the stamp offered here, one other at 98 and the 100J from our Natalie Grace sale (Sale 1024, lot 112, realized $7,500 hammer).

With 1989 P.F. and 2003 P.S.E. certificates (Superb 98; SMQ $2,750.00)

65
1,600
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2020-05-27
United States Stamps
1154
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1221, Lot Number 1154, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color, beautiful centering with Jumbo margins, bold quartered cork cancel, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $1,750.00), only three grade higher (two at 98 and the massive 100J offered in our recent Morton sale) and only two others share this desirable grade

55
425
2012-11-28
The Merlin Collection of Superb United States Stamps
78
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 1034, Lot Number 78, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Uncommonly wide Jumbo margins and practically perfect centering, lovely color and bold circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, a superb example of this issue, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $900.00 as 95, $2,750.00 as 98), only three have graded higher and two others share this grade

62
2,000
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2008-12-16
Important and Superb United States Stamps
4169
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 967, Lot Number 4169, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Uncommonly wide Jumbo margins and practically perfect centering, lovely color and bold circular datestamp

EXTREMELY FINE GEM. CERTAINLY ONE OF THE WIDEST-MARGINED AND CENTERED USED EXAMPLES OF THIS ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.

With 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $880.00 as 95, $2,600.00 as 98)

62
2,500
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2008-09-24
United States Stamps
2327
PSE 95J
 
Sale Number 962, Lot Number 2327, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 62B-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Uncommonly wide Jumbo margins and practically perfect centering, lovely color and bold circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, certainly one of the widest-margined centered used examples of this stamp we have ever encountered, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (VF-Superb 95 Jumbo; SMQ $740.00 as 95, $1,900.00 as 98)

60
2,300
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
95
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2013-12-17
The Golden Oak Collection of Superb United States
198
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1062, Lot Number 198, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-69)10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Wide margins and outstanding centering, beautiful rich color, light strike of New York "Paid" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, ex Kirke, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00 as normal)

65
600
2012-10-23
The Nick Kirke Collection of Gem-Quality Used U.S. Stamps
3121
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 1032, Lot Number 3121, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 68-78b)10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Wide margins and outstanding centering, beautiful rich color, light strike of New York "Paid" circular datestamp, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2010 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $900.00 as normal)

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475
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2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1257
PSE 95
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1257, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var), 10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68a var). Uncommonly wide margins and choice centering, lovely dark early shade, portrait neatly framed by circle of wedges, Extremely Fine Gem, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $880.00)

85
2,100
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Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90J
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2009-06-23
United States Stamps
1259
PSE 90J
 
Sale Number 975, Lot Number 1259, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Rich color on bright paper, cork cancel at bottom leaves the double transfer clearly visible, Jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90 Jumbo; SMQ $200.00 as 90, $880.00 as 95)

65
160
Sale#/
Date
Lot#/
Grade
90
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2018-07-25
United States Stamps
132
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1187, Lot Number 132, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color with neat red circular datestamp cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00)

65
200
2018-03-07
The J. R. Helton, Jr. Collection of Used United States Stamps
34
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1174, Lot Number 34, 1861-68 Issues (Scott 63-97)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich shade with a neat red New York circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $300.00 as normal)

65
250
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2014-06-25
A Portion of The Wade Saadi "Struck on Stamps" Collection
674
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1074, Lot Number 674, 10c 1861 Issue (Scott 68)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" (68 var), 10c Yellow Green, "TAG" (68 var)10c Yellow Green, "TAG" (68 var). Clear double transfer, brilliant color, unusually wide and balanced margins, "New Orleans La. Sep. 30" double-circle datestamp, Extremely Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 1989 and 2014 P.S.E. certificates (XF 90; SMQ $300.00 with no premium for the double transfer)

65
550
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2011-03-08
United States Stamps
2208
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 1007, Lot Number 2208, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-68)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var), 10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var)10c Dark Green, "TAG" Double Transfer (68 var). Wide margins and choice centering, deep color, clear double transfer can be seen without magnification, target cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $275.00 as normal)

65
160
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2008-03-25
United States Stamps
327
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 953, Lot Number 327, 1861-66 Issue (Scott 56-78)10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Rich color with a neat red circular datestamp, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $160.00)

65
300
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2006-10-23
United States Stamps
2175
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 923, Lot Number 2175, 1861-66 Issue10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Wide margins and beautifully centered, bold centrally struck Shield fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90; SMQ $130.00 without premium for the cancel)

55
375
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2005-12-10
Superb United States Stamps
62
PSE 90
 
Sale Number 904, Lot Number 62, 1861-66 Issue10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color nicely contrasted by red grid cancel, choice centering, fresh and Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate (XF 90)

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350
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