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    1787 Massachusetts Cent, AU Details
    Extremely Rare Ryder 2a-F Die Pair
    Famous Transposed Arrows Variety
    Ex: Garrett

    1787 CENT Massachusetts Cent, Arrows in Right Talon -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. AU. Ryder 2a-F, W-6070, High R.6. Ex: Garrett/Partrick. An impressive example of the rare Transposed Arrows variety, this coin traces its pedigree to the famous Garrett Collection, which was formed over several generations, beginning in the 1860s. The Garrett's were railroad and shipping magnates and principles of the B & O Railroad, of Monopoly fame. T. Harrison Garrett was the patriarch and founder of the Garrett Collection, which passed to his sons after his death. He acquired this rare piece privately, from New York dealer Ed Frossard, as part of a large purchase of colonial coins on April 12, 1883. Earlier, this piece was in the collection of George M. Parsons. Donald Groves Partrick purchased it at the sale of the Garrett Collection in 1979 (see provenance below).

    The surfaces exhibit fine, even corrosion, with deep burgundy color. The strike is sharp, save for the extreme center of the reverse, which is not fully defined. Slight wear is noted on the highest points of the Indian's tunic. It has been suggested that the Transposed Arrows reverse was a pattern die, but no documentation is known to support this assertion. This die, which is attributed to Joseph Callender, was used only for this variety. Ryder 2a-F is not thought to be one of the 1787 contemporary counterfeits. Even though light environmental damage is present, this coin is among the most well-detailed examples of this important variety.
    Ex: George M. Parsons Collection; Edouard Frossard, purchased privately by T. Harrison Garrett (4/1883); Robert Garrett, John Work Garrett, Johns Hopkins University; Garrett Collection, Part I (Bowers and Ruddy, 12/1979), lot 582; Donald Groves Partrick; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5698, realized $54,050..
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.


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