||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils XF45 NGC. CAC. Newman 12-U, W-6810, R.4. 144.2 grains. The obverse has a delicate crack down through the rays right of the meridian sun, while the reverse exhibits bold clash marks on this late die state piece. The strike is slightly off-center toward 2 o'clock, and the second 7 is extremely weak. This pleasing olive-brown example has smooth surfaces with scattered, grade-consistent marks. This example from the Eric P. Newman Collection is finer than most others we have seen, exceeded slightly by the AU50 Robert Retz coin. The Ford, Norweb, and Hancock Collections contained VF coins. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2820.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.