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    Very Rare Silver New Haven Restrike

    1787 1C Fugio Cent, New Haven Restrike, Silver MS62 NGC. Breen-1344. Despite the attempts by Major Horatio Rust to lead collectors astray with phony pedigree information in the 1860s and 1870s, New Haven restrikes were actually struck from copy dies using coining techniques that were unavailable in the 1780s. These pieces were apparently made for Charles Bushnell in Scovill's Mint in Waterbury, Connecticut. Bushnell was also responsible for the striking of several rare varieties of Washington medals and Hard Times tokens also in the 1860s. Silver impressions of the New Haven Restrikes are very seldom encountered and are listed as "Extremely Rare" by Breen. This piece was struck from a obviously buckled obverse die that gives the coin a convex appearance on the obverse. However, this buckling does not affect the definition of the coin with the striking details on each side sharply defined. Each side shows light gray patina with subdued luster characteristics. A rare opportunity to acquire this off-metal striking. Listed on page 64 of the 2003 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B8U, PCGS# 915)

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    July, 2003
    26th-28th Saturday-Monday
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