||1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils VF35 NGC. CAC. Newman 16-H, W-6920, R.5. 140.2 grains. This scarce variety is rarely seen finer than the present example, most likely a Condition Census piece. None were found in the Garrett and Roper Collections, or in the ANS Collection. Ford and Kessler had XF examples, each slightly finer than this piece, while the Norweb and Hancock coins graded VG and Fine, respectively. The reverse has a heavy vertical die crack from the border at 6:30 in this final use of that die. Microscopic roughness appears on pleasing olive and steel surfaces with a few trivial lamination defects, and minuscule post-production marks. An outstanding example for the grade. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1880.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.