1787 FUGIO CENT -
Not listed in Newman or Kessler, Breen 1316
This variety was discovered in 1979 by Anthony Terranova.
This was the only use of the obverse die.
MIND and YOUR are far apart, with no marker separating them. The club-like rays have concave ends (Breen calls these
"Musket Butt Rays").
This was the only use of the
reverse die. STATES appears on the left side of the label; UNITED appears on the right.
This is the only Fugio Cent variety that combines the the Club Rays,
Concave Ends obverse with a STATES/UNITED reverse.
Images courtesy of Ron Guth
(illustrated above). Ex -
TT. Plated in Breen (his number 1316)
Breen's Encyclopedia of United States Half Cents 1793-1857"
by Walter Breen (purchase a copy by clicking on the title)
"The Fugio Cents"
by Alan Kessler (out-of-print)