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    1787 Massachusetts Cent, MS63+ Brown
    Ryder 2b-A, 'Horned Eagle'

    1787 CENT Massachusetts Cent, Horned Eagle, R. 2b-A, W-6040, R.3, MS63+ Brown PCGS. The "Horned Eagle" is among the best known Massachusetts copper varieties. The "horn" is a blade-shaped die break above the eagle's forehead. The present walnut-brown representative is unabraded aside from minor contact near the N in CENT, which may have been on the planchet prior to the strike. No spots, laminations, or other deficiencies are apparent. Population: 1 in 63 (1 in 63+) Brown, 2 finer (10/21). Listed on page 57 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2017), lot 3604.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 688942, Base PCGS# 305)


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