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1787 Fugio copper. Newman 17-S Rarity-4. EF-45 (PCGS)

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1787 Fugio copper. Newman 17-S Rarity-4. EF-45 (PCGS)

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Another Condition Census calibre example from the Retz collection, which I described for the Retz sale catalogue as "Beautiful light brown with smooth, glossy surfaces. A problem free coin, with just some minor marks remaining in the softly struck area on the reverse rim between 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock; the same area on the obverse, above the sunface, is also a bit soft. A single nick under the stop after FUGIO serves as an identifier. Struck slightly off-center to 6 o'clock, the bottom half of BUSINESS not present. The reverse shows significant clashing, but the obverse shows none, a 'very early die state' according to Rob's manuscript. While this variety is only scarce, not rare (though Rob called it an R-5-), there are few finer examples. Rob knew of one Mint State piece (in a New York City collection) and four he graded AU, led by the two very pretty Boyd-Ford coins. Rob ranked this piece as sixth best, grading it the same EF-45 grade as PCGS and your cataloger. In the EF range, it would be tough to top this coin's outstanding visual appeal." For Fugio variety specialists, this coin would prove exceptionally difficult to upgrade.

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade XF45
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 25079111

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Another Condition Census calibre example from the Retz collection, which I described for the Retz sale catalogue as "Beautiful light brown with smooth, glossy surfaces. A problem free coin, with just some minor marks remaining in the softly struck area on the reverse rim between 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock; the same area on the obverse, above the sunface, is also a bit soft. A single nick under the stop after FUGIO serves as an identifier. Struck slightly off-center to 6 o'clock, the bottom half of BUSINESS not present. The reverse shows significant clashing, but the obverse shows none, a 'very early die state' according to Rob's manuscript. While this variety is only scarce, not rare (though Rob called it an R-5-), there are few finer examples. Rob knew of one Mint State piece (in a New York City collection) and four he graded AU, led by the two very pretty Boyd-Ford coins. Rob ranked this piece as sixth best, grading it the same EF-45 grade as PCGS and your cataloger. In the EF range, it would be tough to top this coin's outstanding visual appeal." For Fugio variety specialists, this coin would prove exceptionally difficult to upgrade.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade XF45
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 25079111

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