||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Rounded Club Rays XF45 NGC. CAC. Newman 4-E, W-6685, R.3. 144.8 grains. The bottom of the 8 is completely filled on this middle die state piece, although there is no evidence of the late state obverse die crack. This example is clearly finer than the Die State B coin illustrated in the Newman book. Only two or three finer examples are known to us. This olive and steel-brown example has pleasing surfaces with minor reverse lamination typical of the Fugio coppers. Ex: Thomas L. Elder (7/21/1909); Hillyer Ryder; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.