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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 6-W     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 6-W

Late Die State
Ex - Norweb, Lot 3521


1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 6-W

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Kessler 6-W.1, Breen 1310

Notes:
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

Recent appearances:
"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."

Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 6-W      Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 6-W

Early to Middle Die State
Images courtesy of Ron Guth