2c Carmine, Coil. Mint N.H guide line pair, wide balanced margins, beautiful bright color and sharp impression
According to Johl (Vol. 1, p. 111), the Bureau switched to Perf 8-1/2 for their coils after a very short period of time. The Perf 12 coils proved to be too susceptible to falling apart in the machines used to affix (and make) the coils. Scott 386 was one of the first to be discontinued and therefore is very scarce in Mint N.H. condition. We have offered only approximately a dozen since 2000.
Ex Morris. With 1992 P.F. certificate