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Lot 3062

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3062
Date 1787
Side reverse
Grade 55
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 886
Description 1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Pointed Rays, 1 over Horizontal 1 AU55 NGC. CAC. Newman 10-T, W-6705, R.5. 153.8 grains. This middle die state example is plated for Die State B/B in Eric P. Newman's 2008 Fugio book. The obverse is heavily clashed and the reverse has the usual die crack through ring 9. On this Choice AU example, the smooth surfaces are splendid golden-brown with maroon patina on both sides. The strike is slightly off-center toward 2 o'clock. This piece is clearly finer than the XF Ford, Kessler, Craige, and Retz coins; it may be the finest existing Newman 10-T, and ranks high among varieties from obverse 10. Two varieties combined the 1 over Horizontal 1 obverse with the STATES UNITED reverse, but the other variety, 10-OO, is still unique. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $25850.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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