||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Rounded Club Rays--Obverse Scratched--NGC Details. AU. Newman 3-D, W-6680, R.3. 169.6 grains. Several obverse scratches appear on this sharply detailed late die state piece. The obverse crack between 78 is sharp, and the branch cracks extend up to the rays, and down to the R in YOUR. Despite the blemishes, this example has pleasing and glossy chocolate-brown surfaces, and it is ideal for the colonial type collector. This is the primary plate coin in Newman's 2008 reference, and also serves to illustrate Obverse Die State D in that book. The obverse also appears to be the 1952 Newman plate coin. Unfortunately, the plate quality in that reference is insufficient to positively match coins today. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1292.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.