Lot 377: 1787 Fugio Cent. STATES UNITED. Newman 11-X. Gem Mint State
August 23, 2014
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Gem Mint State 1787 Fugio Cent Newman 11-X
1787 Fugio Cent. Pointed Rays / STATES UNITED. Newman 11-X. Gem Mint State.
174.2 grns. This truly exceptional 1787 Fugio Cent is of a more available variety which is often associated with the "Bank Of New York" hoard of Fugio Cents. It is Superb in strike, its surface smoothness, natural outstanding original mint luster and superb eye appeal. The color is a perfect medium brown and its copper planchet is completely defect free. There is some typical light die clash seen, apparently due to the superb hard sharp strike. The fine reverse die variety break characteristic at bottom is easy to see with the naked eye. There is no wear whatsoever, just an outstanding coin that is a joy to behold.