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1788 MASSACHUSETTS CENT -
Ryder 1-D

 Obverse of 1788 Massachusetts Cent - Ryder 1-D      Reverse of 1788 Massachusetts Cent - Ryder 1-D

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Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Robert W. Schwan Collection," October 26-27, 2000, Lot 15, "Struck on a naturally striated flan, with some small surface fissures present," illustrated, sold for $805.00

"Extremely Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1398, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1788 MA Cent, Period after MASSACHUSETTS, Ryder 1-D, Extremely Fine.  147.6 grains. Rarity 2 (Common).  A crisply struck example that shows full lines and "CENT" in the shield and almost complete detailing on the Indian's garb.  Reddish- and olive-brown in color, with a slightly dry appearance.  Several small patches of old, reddish porosity are noted in the reverse."

"VF-30" (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 19, "131.8 grains"