1787 Fugio Copper, FUCIO, PCGS XF40

IMG_3571.jpg
IMG_3572.jpg
IMG_1543.jpg
IMG_3571.jpg
IMG_3572.jpg
IMG_1543.jpg

1787 Fugio Copper, FUCIO, PCGS XF40

38,000.00
Add To Cart

1787 Fugio Copper, rare FUCIO, Newman 2-C, R.6, PCGS XF40, ex Stickney.

Ex Matthew Adams Stickney, Henry Chapman 6/25/1907, lot 1461 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd Estate - John J. Ford, Jr. Stack’s 10/14/2003, lot 235.

A top tier example of this challenging rarity. Unlike most Fugio obverses which used an actual “G” punch in FUGIO, the five Club Rays varieties used a “C” punch with a crossbar added by hand to serve as a “G.” On this variety, the engraver neglected to add the crossbar leaving the spelling as “FUCIO” - the only such spelling blunder in the entire series. This piece has wonderful golden-brown color and hard, glossy surfaces. The fields and devices are free from marks and planchet flaws. There are just a few tiny rim ticks and an area of darker tone on the reverse. Both sides are nicely centered and the detail strong throughout. With only two dozen or so examples known, the supply is woefully short of meeting the demand for such a major variety, and there are none appreciably nicer than the lovely XF offered here. We like this piece slightly better than the three nicest ones sold recently - the Roper-Ayers, Craige, and Newman coins.