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    1787 Fugio Copper, XF40
    Newman 15-Y, Eight Pointed Star

    1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," STATES UNITED, Eight Pointed Star XF40 NGC. CAC. Newman 15-Y, W-6915, R.2. 142.2 grains. This is the distinctive reverse die with eight-pointed stars on the label rather than cinquefoils. The reverse was not paired with any other obverse dies, so this is a single-variety Guide Book listed Fugio. This lovely chocolate and olive-brown copper is an early die state with the constant obverse die crack from the sundial to the rim at 4 o'clock. The reverse has minor cracks in rings 6 and 8, with a vertical crack from the border to ring 7.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B8K, PCGS# 898)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 21
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    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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