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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 11-A     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 11-A


1787 FUGIO CENT - 
NEWMAN 11-A

Rarity: Very Rare

Variety equivalents:
Kessler 11-A, Breen 1306

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 11-B 
Newman 11-X

This was the only use of the reverse die.  All examples seen have a die crack extending from the rim at 8:00 about halfway into the rings.  Another break connects the ring to the rim at 2:30

12 examples of this variety were found in the Bank of New York hoard.

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

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

"Choice Uncirculated".  Ex - New York Stamp & Coins Company "Richard Collection", June 30, 1899, Lot 423 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot 263, "165.5 grains...slightly off center on both sides...", sold for $17,250.00

"Choice About Uncirculated".  Ex - F.C.C. Boyd estate - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's "John J. Ford, Jr. Collection", October 12, 2003, Lot 264, "161.3 grains...", sold for $14,950.00

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)