3¢ Washington Head
Perf 8½ Coil

Watermark Number
single-line, flat plate, Type I 394

This stamp must be single-line watermarked, flat plate, perforated 8½ vertically, and type I to be genuine. Although not commonly faked, Number 394 should be purchased from a reputable seller only, since the stamp can be faked by adding perforations and a fake watermark to a Number 483.

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