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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 4-E      Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 4-E

1787 FUGIO CENT - 

Rarity: Scarce

Variety equivalents: Kessler 4-E

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Recent appearances:
"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."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter 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)