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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 8-B      Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 8-B


1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 8-B

Rarity: Scarce

Variety equivalents: Kessler 8-B

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 8-X

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 1-B 
Newman 11-B

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-64 Brown.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 11, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 54, illustrated, "Probably from the Bank of New York Hoard."

"Choice About Uncirculated" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1468, where it was described (in part) as follows: "...Soft, muted luster and delightful, chocolate brown surfaces. The edge from 3:00 to 4:00 features a rough edge clip, from where the planchet for this coin was punched from the outer edge of a copper strip. Both sides also show some lamination flaws, but they are all minor..."

Obverse of Fugio Cent - Newman 8-B     Reverse of Fugio Cent - Newman 8-B

Images courtesy Early American History Auctions