Printing Method: Engraved
Printer: The National Bank Note Company
Subject: George Washington
Number issued: 225,000,000
Scott #: 94
Grilled: Late February, 1868
Issued: Mid March, 1868
$4 - $25
No postmark with gum (MH)
$150 - $750
Full perfect gum, no postmark
no trace of stamp hinge mark (MNH)
Value as #94
Value for mint hinged pairs $800 - $900
Printed both sides
Mentioned by Brookman, a very clear strip with a plate 35 imprint on the reverse side
Over 95% of grills are either E or F grills. The A, B, C, and D grills had proved to be unsatisfactory, mostly due to their presence on the stamp making the stamp difficult to separate. The Z grill did not have that problem but for whatever reason it was printed in very limited quantities. The F grill was the last of the grills. Grilling was expensive and it was increasingly seen that there was no need for it. Grilling did have a benefit; it helped the National Banknote Company win the contract. For more on grills see types of grills.
The last day stamps were grilled was March 25th,1869.
#94 was printed with the following plate #'s
Engravers imprint and number
11, 14, 32, 34-36, 52
The earliest known date of use of #94 is March 21st, 1868
Rarely you will find a stamp with the points facing up, this will have occurred when the sheet was placed in the grilling machine in the reverse direction.
Used value: $300