Lot 237 ()1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ brownish orange, without gum, rich deep color on fresh bright paper, perfectly centered, Superb, the only example to receive this grade with none higher, with only 346 issued; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded encapsulation (Superb 98, SMQ $10,000).
Scott No. 110 $3,000.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1861 30¢ RE-ISSUE.
The 30¢ is one of the rarest of all the 1861 Re-issues and certainly one of the most difficult to obtain well centered. No other example, with or without gum, has received near this grade. With the next highest no gum example receiving an 85 grade and an o.g. example toping out at a 90 grade. We know of only one other example that comes close to being a truly superb example.