1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Very Scarce
6-W.1, Breen 1310
This was the only use of the obverse die.
This was the only use of the
reverse die. The bottom left ring has a small "cut" near
the outer edge that appears on every example we've seen of this variety.
Images courtesy of Ron Guth
"Extremely Fine, nearly Choice". Ex - Tom Elder on
February 12, 1906 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr.
- Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot
242, sold for $4,600.00. The Newman reverse plate coin. Early
to Middle die state.
"Extremely Fine, with
definite claims to Choice". Ex - Lyman Low sale, September 9,
1909 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's
"John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot 243, sold
for $2,530.00. The Newman obverse plate coin. Early to Middle
die state, earlier than the preceding.
"VF-25." Ex - Superior Galleries'
"Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1053, where it
was described as follows: "Newman 6-W Rarity-4+ VF25. Pointed Rays
with STATES UNITED. Choice glossy medium brown. Virtually perfect. The
only defects are a couple barely visible bruises on the rim and a
shallow depression in the planchet, as minted, in the rings over UN in
UNITED. LDS. Weight 160.6 grains."