1787 MASSACHUSETTS CENT -
This variety earned the nickname "Horned Eagle" because of a
die chip that connects the top of the eagle's head with the left side of
the H of MASSACHUSETTS
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PCGS EF-45. Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National
Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 4, unsold, "...dull
rim nick at the H in WEALTH and another well right of the date...later die
state with the "horn" break from the eagle's head strong and die
rusting in the fields."
"Extremely Fine". Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25,
2001, Lot 1393, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1787
MA Cent, Arrows in Left Talon, Ryder 2-bA, "Horned Eagle"
variety, Extremely Fine. Cleaned long ago, now with orange faux
"mint red" mixing with chocolate brown. Light crud around some
of the devices, much of which could be removed carefully with a
toothpick. Minor rim bruises at 7:30-8:00 on the obverse and another
at 12:00 on the reverse. A professional cleaning and recoloring will
dramatically improve the appearance of this piece."
"Fine or better". Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25,
2001, Lot 1394, illustrated, "148.9 grains...The obverse shows some
minor rim dings..."