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1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 2-C

Rarity: Extremely Rare

Variety equivalents:
Kessler 2-C, Breen 1314

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.  The G of "FUGIO" is actually a "C"!  No markers separate MIND and YOUR.  The club-like rays have concave ends (Breen calls these "Musket Butt Rays").  Be sure to compare this with Newman 23-ZZ, the only other variety with a FUCIO obverse.

This was the only use of the reverse die.  UNITED appears on the left side of the label; STATES appears on the right.  The W and E of WE are separated and the E leans slightly toward the left.  Most of the UNITED/STATES reverse dies look very much alike, so be sure to compare to confirm the C reverse (any other reverse combined with Obverse 2 would be a new variety). 

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Known examples:
"Very Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Stack's "Roper" sale, Lot 412, sold for $4,290.00 - TT.  Plated in Breen (his number 1314)

Kessler plate coin

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857" by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)

"The Fugio Cents" by Alan Kessler (out-of-print)

Relevant collector organizations:
Colonial Coin Collectors Club