EXTREMELY FINE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 15-CENT 1875 CONTINENTAL SPECIAL PRINTING.
Our recent review of records at the Philatelic Foundation produced only 38 certified examples of Scott 174. Of these, an overwhelming majority have the perforations scissors-separated on at least one side. Only five or six have intact perforations, and of these perhaps half are faulty.
Ex Lessin. With 1958 and 2002 P.F. certificates