1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Very Rare
10-T, Breen 1312
The obverse die of this variety was also used later on:
The 1 of the date was first
punched into the die sideways, then corrected. The early state of
the obverse is perfect and shows none of the clashmarks that appear
The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions
(illustrated above). New
York collection (TT). The Breen plate coin.
"Extremely Fine or so". Ex -
John M. Richardson in trade on November 21, 1926 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr.
- Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot
262, sold for $3,737.50
"VF-25". Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 984, where it was described (in
part) as follows: "Light olive-brown in
color with reasonably smooth surfaces for the grade. The 1 of the date is
well struck and the underlying, horizontal 1 is readily visible, even to
the naked eye. The upper right reverse shows a fairly large (but shallow)
mark that mimics a natural planchet flaw..."
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)