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    1788 Massachusetts Cent, MS64 Brown
    Ryder 12-M, Ex: Ryder, Ford, Partrick
    High Condition Census

    1788 1C Massachusetts Cent, Period, Ryder 12-M, W-6350, Low R.4, MS64 Brown PCGS. Ryder 12-M is scarce in all grades and decidedly rare above the XF grade level. This Choice Mint State example is one of the finest known, with glossy auburn-brown toning that yields remnants of reddish luster in the protected areas. The centers are a bit soft, not unusual for the issue, though CENT remains clear. A planchet crack (as made) extends on the obverse from the rim above the E in WEALTH to the butt of the arrow, and on the reverse from the rim near the final S to the tip of the lowest arrow. This obverse is the same die as Ryder's obverse 6 of the 1787 coinage, seen here in one of its five additional uses in 1788. This is one of six uses for the reverse die. Listed on page 59 of the 2016 Guide Book.
    Ex: Judson P. Brenner Collection (U.S. Coin Company, 6/1916), lot 204; Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection (Stack's, 10/2004), lot 148; Jon Hanson; Donald Groves Partrick (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5732.

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


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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