1787 Fugio Copper, UNITED STATES, PCGS MS65RB

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1787 Fugio Copper, UNITED STATES, PCGS MS65RB

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1787 Fugio Copper, UNITED STATES, Newman 11-B, PCGS MS65RB, choice.

Ex Dixie Land Collection, Geoffrey C. Adams 11/14/1906, lot 1129 - Hillyer Ryder - F.C.C. Boyd Estate - John J. Ford, Jr. Stack’s 10/14/2003, lot 265

One of only two UNITED STATES varieties, 8-B the other, found in any quantity in the Bank of New York holdings, and this is the less frequently encountered of the two. This is a very choice specimen with significant red, a bold, perfectly centered strike, no planchet flaws, and only the most trivial toning spots. Way better than normally encountered. Struck on an especially thick planchet weighing 181.4 grains and this, along with the unusually good strike, almost make this look like a specially prepared Fugio piedfort of sorts. One of four uncirculated 11-Bs in the Ford sale, this was listed first which apparently means it was the finest in the cataloger’s opinion, considering the description and ordering of the catalog elsewhere. The second example, which appears to be more or less on par with this one, ended up in an NGC MS66RB and brought $25,300 in a 2012 Heritage sale. This is an exceptional piece with a great provenance, sure to please the connoisseur. Tied for finest graded of the UNITED STATES type at PCGS with two others.