||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Eight Pointed Star AU58 NGC. CAC. Newman 15-Y, W-6915, R.2. 161.8 grains. This example is the latest die state, with a prominent die chip inside ring 7 at the junction of two die cracks. An AU58, it is slightly finer than the Norweb and Craige coins, and finer than the XF Ford and Retz examples. The Eric P. Newman coin is clearly in the Condition Census for the 15-Y die pair. This splendid olive-brown piece shows minor reverse planchet lamination where rings 4 and 5 are intertwined. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $11750.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.