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1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper AU55 NGC. Breen-1139, W-1730, R.3....

2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1171

 
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Auction Ended On: May 31, 2012
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Rhode Island Ship Token, AU55
VLUGTENDE Removed, W-1730
1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, No Wreath, Copper AU55 NGC. Breen-1139, W-1730, R.3. The original design had the word VLUGTENDE below the ship. That word is translated as "fleeing" and should never have appeared below Admiral Richard Howe's flagship on the obverse of these pieces. A few survive with the original obverse, although most examples, such as this piece, have VLUGTENDE scraped off the coin in an operation that occurred after minting. This pleasing Choice AU specimen has dark brown surfaces with exceptional eye appeal. Census: 2 in 55, 6 finer (4/12). (PCGS# 579)

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