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    1787 Fugio Cent, MS64 Brown
    Newman 11-A UNITED Over STATES

    1787 FUGIO Fugio Cent, UNITED Above, Newman 11-A, W-6780, R.6, MS64 Brown NGC. Die alignment: 180°. A vibrant Choice Uncirculated example of the late die state of this variety, with heavy cracks through rings 4 and 9-10. The obverse is lovely, with firmly struck peripheries including a full MIND YOUR BUSINESS and an exceptional sun device. The center is more softly struck, as seems typical of late strikings of this variety. The reverse is likewise soft in the center and bold toward the edges. Both sides are a touch off-center and show ample mint red in some of the protected areas, most notably at the date. A couple of darker spots on the obverse in the date are noted, as are several on the reverse. Only a dozen or fewer of these were included in the Bank of New York hoard, and it remains a very scarce variety. This is the plate coin for the die state in Eric P. Newman's 2008 book United States Fugio Copper Coinage of 1787. Listed on page 90 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B8L, PCGS# 901)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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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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