Number 411
Vertical Coil

2¢ Washington Head
Denomination in Numerals
Perf 8½ Coils

Number 413
Horizontal Coil

Watermark Check There is no need to check for watermark or plate type other than for authentication purposes, since both of these stamps must be flat plate, type I and single-line watermarked.

Coil Type Printing Method Watermark Number
Vertical Coil Flat Plate Single-line 411
Horizontal Coil Flat Plate Single-line 413

The 2¢ perf 8½ coils, Number 411 and 413, are sometimes faked by adding perforations to the common imperforate stamp Number 409. Examine the perforations carefully to insure they are genuine. Examine guidelines with the foil method to make certain they were not drawn in.

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