1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Very Rare
Variety equivalents: Kessler
The obverse die of this variety also appears on Newman 13-KK, Newman 13-N,
and Newman 13-X.
The reverse die of this
variety also appears on Newman 20-R.
Images courtesy of Early
"Extremely Fine" (illustrated above). Early American
Numismatics, Inc., offered in April, 2001 for $995.00 - Early American
History Auctions, Inc. Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1471, where it
was described as follows: "139.3 grs. Rarity-6. A very attractive
example displaying the very late die state of this scarce variety.
Weakness of the die at center on both sides and having two tiny die breaks
on the reverse which are not mentioned in the Kessler reference. An
extremely well centered coin, with nice defect free surfaces, but for one
small void on the sun dial. The color is a very nice medium chestnut with
some slightly deeper tones in the legends, which tends to highlight them
and adds to the eye appeal. The full face of the sun is clear."