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    1787 Massachusetts Cent, MS65+ Brown
    Ryder 4-C, Ex: Norweb
    The Finest Known

    1787 1C Massachusetts Cent, Arrows in Left Talon, Ryder 4-C, W-6100, Low R.4, MS65+ Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: Norweb. The Greco plate coin is believed to be the finest known of the Ryder 4-C variety and one of only two examples known in Mint State (the other being the Eric P. Newman MS64 coin). The dies are in a late state with die polishing seen in some of the recesses, but the devices are nonetheless razor-sharp in the centers. Original luster illuminates blended shades of olive, burgundy, and rich mahogany over glossy surfaces. This is one of just two uses for this reverse, though the undated obverse die was employed for three other marriages including the 17-I die pairing of the 1788 issue. Ryder 4-C is seldom seen in any grade, and is notably challenging finer than the XF level. This high-end Gem is a truly exceptional condition rarity.
    Ex: Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 2653; Jon Hanson; Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B25, PCGS# 302)


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