1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Extremely Rare
Kessler 2-C, Breen 1314
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
"Very Fine" (illustrated above).
Ex - Stack's "Roper"
sale, Lot 412, sold for $4,290.00 - TT. Plated in Breen (his number
Kessler plate coin
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)