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    1778-1779 Rhode Island Ship Token, MS63
    Betts-563, W-1740, Wreath Below

    1778-1779 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, Brass, Betts-563, W-1740, R.4, MS63 PCGS. The Wreath Below Ship variety was the final issue of this popular token, struck in brass, copper, and pewter. The pewter variant is the rarest, though the brass variety is a close second. PCGS has encapsulated 38 examples of the copper variety, 18 pewter pieces, and only 11 brass representatives in all grades; of the 11 brass pieces, this example is one of three in MS63, and there are two MS64 pieces finer (12/14). The design elements are boldly struck, with substantial yellow-gold luster highlighting pale olive overtones. A few specks of deeper color are noted, but the surfaces are otherwise devoid of distractions. Listed on page 50 of the 2015 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AUM, PCGS# 587)


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    January, 2015
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