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Lot 30239

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30239
Date 1787
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Grade 40
Service NGC
Denomination CENT
Description 1787 1C Massachusetts Cent XF40 NGC. R. 2b-C, W-6050, R.4. There are eight known obverse dies, and 10 reverse dies for the 1787 Massachusetts cents, and those dies were combined to create 14 varieties that range from common to extremely rare. Obverse 2 was used for five different 1787 marriages, and one 1788 variety. Among those dated 1787 are the common Horned Eagle, and the extremely rare Transposed Arrows varieties. Ryder 2b-C falls in the middle rarity range. This example, despite trivial rim marks including one on the obverse at 7 o'clock that is hidden by a tab, has smooth olive-brown surfaces with excellent eye appeal. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,527.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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