My latest and greatest acquisition, 1787 Fugio

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by AdamsCollection, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Behold! My bucket list #1 coin has finally been obtained. Fugio cent, and a rare variety at that! The details are sharp and the coin is attractive, even for a details grade! SO Happy with this one.

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    I love the history behind this coin, designed by Benjamin Franklin himself, it holds 13 chain links one for each original colony. Inside the circle it says we are one. A remarkable coin and a unbelievable piece of American history. I am a very very proud owner!
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  3. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice. A good honest example. A coin I’ve always liked myself
  4. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Cool coin! Hard to find a well used example without some environmental effects, just
    honest use as Bill said.
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  5. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    This was an affordable example, I think I got a very solid price too. From a fellow NH resident!
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  6. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    I love me some Fugio.
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  7. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Awesome! See, Details can be good! :singing::happy:;):joyful:
  8. swish513

    swish513 Penny & Cent Collector

    WOW! Very nice coin, and congrats!
  9. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Neat piece of early American history. Great to see you've finally acquired something so high on your BL. Congrats.
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  11. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    Yeah, My next coin is a flowing hair half dime! That is going to take a LOT longer then this one did.
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  12. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    For those who know me in this forum I like authenticity challenged coins...
    To that end my only "Fugio" is a so called "New Haven Restrike". Not an original and not a true restrike it is still an interesting piece of history. Mine is odd in that it is worn to VG level...

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  13. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    @AdamsCollection I see the corrosion, What Colonial copper coin
    doesn't have some, but I don't see the scratch. Overall, A very nice
    coin that I would enjoy owning. nice pick up.
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  14. AdamsCollection

    AdamsCollection Well-Known Member

    The scratch is small, its on the obverse on the sun dial, really insignificant and does not take away anything form this coin to me! The corrosion is very expected, Im not after mint state examples anyways!
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  15. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Personally I think they were rather harsh on that coin. To me it almost looks more like planchet issues than true corrosion. Personally I’d crack that one and enjoy it raw
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  16. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice. I don’t have one of those myself. I have a dollar and half but not a half dime
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  17. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, despite what the holder says. Every US collection should have a Fugio in it for reasons you state. It's on my list of 5 "required" coins. Enjoy!
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    If they did then we couldn't afford them. They only made between 300 and 400K of them and most of those have been lost over the years to wear, loss, or being melted down for the copper in them. (After the copper panic of 1790 they were worth more as metal than as money.) If every US collector wanted one there wouldn't be close to enough to go around.
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  21. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I'm a huge fan of Fugios, although I haven't gotten one myself yet. It is high on my want list!
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