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    1788 Massachusetts Cent, MS65 Brown
    Ryder 10-L, Ex: Oechsner
    Finest Known

    1788 1C Massachusetts Cent, Period, Ryder 10-L, W-6280, High R.2, MS65 Brown NGC. CAC. Ex: Oechsner. Ryder 10-L is by far the most plentiful 1788 Massachusetts cent variety, with several Mint State examples also known to Mike Packard. The present coin is, in our opinion, the finest known. Luminous, glossy surfaces yield rich orange-brown toning, with no discernable marks or abrasions. The extreme center shield and the lower-right portion of the Indian's tunic are slightly soft, though the strike is otherwise sharp. These dies are attributed to Joseph Callender. Massachusetts cents and half cents are the most well-made of all the state coppers issued from 1785 to 1788, and are avidly collected by die variety. However, for the colonial type collector, Ryder 10-L is an ideal candidate for Massachusetts cent type representation.
    Ex: Richard Picker (5/1964); Herbert M. Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 1016; Marvin Browder; Ed Milas; Stack's; Jon Hanson (8/1998); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B27, PCGS# 311)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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