1787 FUGIO CENT -
Variety equivalents: Kessler 4-E
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Ron Guth
"VF-30". Ex - Metropolitan New
York Numismatic Convention Sale (Stack's, 5/1956), lot 1867 - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000
Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, part of Lot 5016,
where it was described as follows: "Breen-1318, Newman-4e, R.3.
8.68 grams. A pleasing light brown specimen of this scarce variety that
is relatively problem-free for the grade. The surfaces are smooth and
free of any major abrasions, and the few minor planchet flaws that are
present are not readily noticeable and are smaller than those that are
often seen. This variety is most often seen in low grades, and a nice
Choice VF example is a rare treat for us to catalog."
Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by
Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)
"The Fugio Cents"
by Alan Kessler (out-of-print)