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1787Fugio Cent, UNITED Above, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1787Fugio Cent, UNITED Above, BN
Date 1787
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 901
Denomination FUGIO

1787 FUGIO Fugio Cent, UNITED Above, Newman 11-A, W-6780, R.6, MS64 Brown NGC. Die alignment: 180?. A vibrant Choice Uncirculated example of the late die state of this variety, with heavy cracks through rings 4 and 9-10. The obverse is lovely, with firmly struck peripheries including a full MIND YOUR BUSINESS and an exceptional sun device. The center is more softly struck, as seems typical of late strikings of this variety. The reverse is likewise soft in the center and bold toward the edges. Both sides are a touch off-center and show ample mint red in some of the protected areas, most notably at the date. A couple of darker spots on the obverse in the date are noted, as are several on the reverse. Only a dozen or fewer of these were included in the Bank of New York hoard, and it remains a very scarce variety. This is the plate coin for the die state in Eric P. Newman's 2008 book United States Fugio Copper Coinage of 1787. Listed on page 90 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15056, realized $26400. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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