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Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 12-U     Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent - Newman 12-U

1787 FUGIO CENT - 

Rarity: Rare

Variety equivalents: Kessler 12-U

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 12-KK 
Newman 12-M 
Newman 12-NN 
Newman 12-S 
Newman 12-X 
Newman 12-Z

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
Newman 18-U 

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions

Recent appearances:
"AU-55" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 986, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Exceedingly rare in this condition. Condition Census and certainly one of the finest examples known of this variety! This one boasts hard, glossy surfaces, lots of detail, a pleasing olive-brown color, and the type of quality rarely encountered on this variety. The planchet is free of any voids or flaws and the only post-striking issues are a small, old mark by the B of BUSINESS on the obverse and traces of old verdigris around the central "wheel." The reverse shows heavy clash marks, which may account for the scarcity of this variety. This is the first 12-U we've handled in over six years."