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    1787 Fugio Copper, MS64 Red and Brown
    Newman 8-B, Pointed Rays

    1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils MS64 Red and Brown NGC. CAC. Newman 8-B, W-6740, R.3. 174.6 grains. The obverse of this lovely late die state piece has a delicate crack from the rim at 11 o'clock across the ends of the sun's rays. The reverse is heavily clashed, showing nearly all of the peripheral obverse details visible inside the rings, with a heavy die crack from the border at 8 o'clock to the bottom of ring 9. Substantial original orange mint luster is evident on both sides, with accompanying olive-brown patina. Peripheral planchet rifts are noted near the borders, including an identifying steel toning line along the right side of the obverse. While dozens of Mint State examples survive from the Bank of New York Hoard, only a handful will equal or exceed this amazing Fugio. Including the Eric P. Newman coins, NGC has certified 13 Fugio coppers in MS64 Brown, and 14 finer examples (8/14).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B8F, PCGS# 890)

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    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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