Lot 257: 1787 Fugio Cent Newman 12-KK. Rarity-6. PCGS graded Very Fine-35
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lovely Circulated 1787 Fugio Cent N. 12-KK PCGS VF-35
1787 Fugio Cent. Pointed Rays/STATES UNITED. 4 Cinquefoils. Newman 12-KK. Rarity-6. PCGS graded Very Fine-35.
Rarity-6. A long "off-the-market" Fugio Cent of an infrequently seen variety. And while this one is not perfect, with a few striations and an old, toned down scratch on the left obverse, it is all original, exhibits lovely medium brown hard surfaces. Its color and excellent centering is considerably nicer than most other 12-KKs which have traded in recent years. This rare Newman 12-KK variety is noteworthy for its heavy die crack along the lower reverse margin. The present example is nicely defined, as are its high points. Listed on page 89 of the 2017 Guide Book. A wonderful example of this elusive Rarity-6 variety that is superior in its eye appeal, worthy of a quality collection.