1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Very Scarce
15-Y, Breen 1313
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
This was the only use of
the reverse die.
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions
PCGS AU-50 (illustrated below). Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s February 10-11, 2000 Long Beach
Sale, Lot 5279, sold for $1,610.00 - Early American Numismatics, offered for $4,695.00 in
April, 2001 in their History Store - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 984
"Extremely Fine+ to
About Uncirculated" (illustrated above). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1472, where it was described (in
part) as follows: "Rich, medium brown color, with slightly
lighter colorations on the reverse. This example is exceedingly well
struck and on a smooth, problem-free planchet. Both of the reverse label
stars are visible, which is a very desirable trait, as often only one of
the stars (at top) is visible....
PCGS EF-45. Ex - Early American History
Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1037, where it was
described as follows: "Slightly granular, mostly from problems in
the planchet that existed before the coin was struck. The top star on the
label is crisp and clearly legible; the lower star is weakly defined. The
obverse shows the die break connecting the sundial to the rim at 5:00
(seen on every example we’ve viewed). Colorwise, this is an unusually
nice, medium shade of brown."
ANACS VF-30. Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.
Bid Sale, April 20, 2002, Lot 991, where it was described (in
part) as follows: "...Nice, medium-brown
colors with some darker tones in and around the lettering and devices.
Small, planchet lamination at IO of FUGIO..."
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)