12c Black, Plate 3 (36B).
Intense shade and proof-like impression, centrally-struck blue
circular datestamp, unusually choice centering with wide and balanced margins
EXTREMELY FINE GEM. A SUPERB USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1859 12-CENT FROM PLATE 3 GRADED XF-SUPERB 95 BY P.S.E.
Ex Bowman. With 1997 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates (XF-Superb 95; SMQ $2,000.00). Only one has graded higher (at 98, offered in our Natalee Grace sale)
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