||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils MS64 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Newman 8-B, W-6740, R.3. 174.6 grains. The obverse of this lovely late die state piece has a delicate crack from the rim at 11 o'clock across the ends of the sun's rays. The reverse is heavily clashed, showing nearly all of the peripheral obverse details visible inside the rings, with a heavy die crack from the border at 8 o'clock to the bottom of ring 9. Substantial original orange mint luster is evident on both sides, with accompanying olive-brown patina. Peripheral planchet rifts are noted near the borders, including an identifying steel toning line along the right side of the obverse. While dozens of Mint State examples survive from the Bank of New York Hoard, only a handful will equal or exceed this amazing Fugio. Including the Eric P. Newman coins, NGC has certified 13 Fugio coppers in MS64 Brown, and 14 finer examples (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $5875.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.