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    1787 Fugio Copper, MS66 Red and Brown
    Newman 11-B, Pointed Rays

    1787 1C Fugio Copper "Cent," UNITED STATES, Pointed Rays, Four Cinquefoils MS66 Red and Brown NGC. Newman 11-B, W-6785, R.4. 145.6 grains. A Bank of New York Hoard variety, the 11-B was represented by 60 examples from the total of 1,641 Fugio coppers inventoried in 1948. This Eric P. Newman piece is one of the finest survivors from the hoard, and it is one of the finest existing Fugios of any variety. NGC and PCGS have certified a total of 14 original Fugios in MS66, including 10 graded MS66 Brown, and four graded MS66 Red and Brown (8/14). There are no finer examples, and neither service has certified a full Red Fugio of any variety other than the New Haven restrikes. This Premium Gem is Die State C/E with heavy clash marks on both sides, especially on the obverse. The surfaces are pristine, retaining about one-third of the original orange mint color, with lovely olive and light blue toning.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    14th-15th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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