||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils AU55 NGC. CAC. Newman 9-P, W-6755, R.4. 154.4 grains. This scarce variety formed a minor part of the Bank of New York Hoard, with only 12 examples out of the 1,641 coins. Both sides of this Choice AU example display an attractive blend of mahogany, steel, and tan patina. This late die state is Reverse Die State D, with a die crack crossing ring 10 and the lower part of the label to ring 5, bisecting the reverse die. A second crack extends vertically through the left half of ring 13 to the right side of ring 12. The rings on the reverse of Fugio coppers are numbered clockwise, beginning with the ring closest to 12 o'clock. The Eric P. Newman example is close to the Condition Census. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3055.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.