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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 10-G     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 10-G

Close-up of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 10-G


1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 10-G

Rarity: Very Rare

Variety equivalents:
Kessler 10-G, Breen 1309

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 10-T  
Newman 10-OO

The 1 of the date was first punched into the die sideways, then corrected.  Later states of the obverse show multiple clashmarks from the reverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.  Most examples show a fine crack running through the rings from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock.  Later, another crack connects the ring to the rim at 2:30.

This variety was missing from the Norweb collection and was not illustrated in Breen's "Encyclopedia".

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  New York collection (TT)

"About Fine".  Ex - Elmer Sears - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot 260, sold for $4,600.00.  The Newman plate coin

"Technically Extremely Fine" [although this appears to be in a lower grade than the preceding].  Ex - St. Louis Coin Company on July 19, 1927 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot 261, sold for $1,495.00

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)