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Lot 30244

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30244
Date 1788
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Grade 65
Service NGC
Denomination 1C
Description 1788 1C Massachusetts Cent, Period MS65 NGC Brown. R. 1-D, W-6190, R.3. The typical 1788 Ryder 1-D cent has rough surfaces, apparently struck on poorly produced planchets. This piece is similar to the Norweb coin, graded MS60-63, and the finest Ford specimen that was called Uncirculated. Each of the three coins has peripheral roughness combined with clear central areas. The Eric P. Newman piece has exceptional golden-brown and olive surfaces with traces of mint red. Trivial light green verdigris is noted in places, with a retained planchet lamination on the reverse over the U. The exact census rank of this coin is uncertain, but it is doubtless quite high. The 1-D is a common variety that is seldom encountered in grades above XF. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Mary Cruzan; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $16,450.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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