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Lot 30252

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30252
Date 1788
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Grade 62
Service NGC
Denomination 1C
Description 1788 1C Massachusetts Cent, Period MS62 Brown NGC. R. 11-F, W-6310, R.5. An elusive variety that is rare in high grades. There are likely only 45 to 50 of these known in all grades. Finer examples include the ANS and Taylor Collection coins, and one or two others, according to Mike Packard. Other examples include the VF Norweb coin, and the damaged Fine piece in the Ford Collection. The olive and steel surfaces of this example are pleasing, despite some minor roughness and flaws, such as the obverse flaw at 2 o'clock. Both sides retain considerable cartwheel luster. 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 $6,462.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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