DescriptionHB-144 EP-48 Scott-103 Reed-HO03 3¢ L.C. Hopkins & Co. Extremely Fine.
Numerical grade: 75case.75stamp.60mica. = 210 Although the Three Cent is the most common of the Hopkins pieces, it is itself an important rarity, with fewer than eight examples known in all grades. This particular piece is the second finest we know of. The case is a lovely XF, flawless save for a tiny stain at the "C" in L.C. Hopkins; the stamp is well centered and reasonably fresh and the mica primarily clear, though it does have a few cracks and crazes, the worst of which is a chip on Washington's neck. This piece was previously
Lot 311 from the September 1967 Siegel sale of the Lilly Collection.
From The Frederick Mayer Collection
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