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 Obverse of 1788 Massachusetts Cent - Ryder 7-M      Reverse of 1788 Massachusetts Cent - Ryder 7-M


Rarity: Very Scarce

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1788 Ryder 9-M 
1788 Ryder 12-M 
1788 Ryder 15-M 
1788 Ryder 16.1-M 
1788 Ryder 16.2-M

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS VF-35 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "The ANA 2000 National Money Show Auction", March 2-3, 2000, Lot 18

"Very Fine".  Ex - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries "The Park Forest Collection Sale", October 3, 1980, Lot 2021 - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1401, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1788 MA Cent, Period after MASSACHUSETTS, Ryder 7-M, Very Fine.    145.3 grains. Rarity 4 (Very Scarce). Normal, even wear. Small planchet crack at 2:00, affecting both sides. Somewhat "dry"-looking..."