## Types of the Offset 2¢ Washington

The Dots Above the Lip

**The Number of Dots Above the Lip on the Offset Stamps**

##### Type IV

There are four horizontal rows of two dots each above the lip. As with Types V, VA, and VI, there is some variation, but never 4 rows with 3 dots each.

##### Type V

There is great variation in the number of dots above the lip. Some Type V's have 1 or 2 dots per row. The above example has several rows with three dots. However, Type V never has all four rows with three dots each.

##### Type VA

As in Type V, there is great variation in the number of dots above the lip. Some Type VA's have 1 or 2 dots per row. The above example has several rows with two dots. Type VA never has all four rows with three dots each.

##### Type VI

As in Type V and VA, there is some variation in the number of dots above the lip. Some Type VI's have 1 or 2 dots per row. The above example has several rows with two dots. Type VI never has all four rows with three dots each.

##### Type VII

There are four horizontal rows of three dots each. This is the key element in the determination of a Type VII stamp.