TELETRADE AUCTIONS STACK'S BOWERS
The online coin and currency auction authority since 1986.
Consign  Mr. Wantlist Prices Realized Price Guide Track & Bid Search Browse
  •    
  • Realized Price
  • This lot is not being tracked.
  • Email this lot to a friend.
  • Share
  • Coin Specifications

  • Category 1787 Pointed Rays
  • Mint location Philadelphia
883

Colonial 1787 VG 10 BN PCGS Fugio Cent United States 4 Cinq This is a low mintage coin

The Continental Congress of the Confederation passed a resolution on April 21, 1787, for the contract coining of a national copper cent. About two and a half months later they agreed on a design. A resolution of July 6th stated the penny obverse would have the sun and a sundial with the legend 'FUGIO' (I fly), the date, and the legend 'MIND YOUR BUSINESS.' The reverse would contain thirteen linked circles with the legends 'WE ARE ONE' and 'UNITED STATES.' This copied the February 17, 1776, fractional currency and the 1776 Continental Currency 'Dollar'. Only about 400,000 Fugio cents were minted, which was about four tons out of the 300 tons of coppers that had been contracted for coining. These coins were sent to the U.S. Treasury on May 21, 1788.

This primary image is at a lower resolution than the detailed images available to the right



Market Price Guide

Grade

NumisMedia

Coin World

Collector's Universe

Average Market Price

8+
10+
12+
15+
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible, Teletrade auctions insist you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, as this is a service to our customers, & we will not accept returns based on inaccurate data.

Population Guide

Grade

Service

Pop in this Grade

Pop in Higher Grades

Pop in All Grades

10+ NGC 9 344 382
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible, Teletrade auctions insist you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, as this is a service to our customers, and we will not accept returns based on inaccurate data.