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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 7-T     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 7-T


1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 7-T

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents:
Kessler 7-T, Breen 1310

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die. 

The left sides of the I of MIND and the B of BUSINESS are in line with each other and the two letters nearly touch (in fact, on this variety, MIND YOUR and BUSINESS are closer than on any other variety).

Early states of the obverse are perfect.  Later states show a crack running from the rim, along the right side of the first S of business, through and just beyond the diamond separating MIND and YOUR.  Another crack is visible in the rays just to the right of the sun's face.  This may have connected with the lower crack, creating a bisecting crack that doomed the die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 9-T 
Newman 10-T

A diagnostic feature of this die is a small nick on the outer arc of the lowest ring.

Early states of the reverse are perfect.  Later states show a die crack that starts near the rim at 7:30 and eventually grows  to connect the rim to the inside of the ring (see illustration above).

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  TT, late die state, 152.9 grains.

(illustrated below).  TT, early die state.

Very Fine or better".  Ex - Stack's 65th Anniversary Sale, October 17-19, 2000, Lot 17, "137.8 grains...fully struck, tiny planchet defect at left obverse rim", sold for $690.00

Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 7-T     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 7-T

Images courtesy of Ron Guth