1787 FUGIO CENT -
Rarity: Very Scarce
Variety equivalents: Kessler
The obverse die of this variety also appears on Newman 16-H.
The reverse die of this
variety also appears on Newman 13-N. Late states of the reverse die
show a crack beginning at the rim at 6:30 and running towards the center
through the ring. Another crack runs from the rim at 1:30
through the lower half of the ring towards the center (see below).
Images courtesy Early
American History Auctions
"Fine/Very Fine". Ex - Stack's 65th Anniversary Sale, October
17-19, 2000, Lot 19, not plated, "134.3 grains...a neat 'notch'
taken out at 10:30. Struck from a cracked state of the dies not
mentioned by Kessler.", sold for $460.00
Fine". Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc. Mail
Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1473, where it was described (in
part) as follows: "155.3 grains. Lovely, medium-tan colors and
a perfect planchet that is free of any congenital defects. Some old,
faint vertical scratches are noted on the upper left side of the