*NEW* Certainly among the absolute finest Fugios I have seen…and I have been buying and selling type for 37 years. Full, even strike overall on basically flawless, chocolate brown, lustrous surfaces. Mior die break coming down from the sun dial into "Mind Your Business" as is often seen on this variety. A knockout Fugio and one of the few Gems endorsed by CAC.
*NEW* The problem I encounter most with the Draped Bust Cent series in circulated condition is that most coins have numerous significant hits and bumps. Here is an exception. Well struck with minimal surface distractions and pleasing mostly even brown color with lighter tan patina in and around the devices, mostly on the reverse.
In addition to dozens of Coronet type large cents I have bought and sold, I have seen and rejected hundreds. This specimen will always be remembered as among the absolute finest for the grade. Deserving of a minimum “plus” designation, this original beauty shows a perfectly sharp strike front and back with a lovely blend of original RED in and around the devices contrasting a natural even chocolate brown. Surfaces are simply impeccable. Reverse is a deep blue-brown with tinges of original red. Finished with full glowing luster and resulting in one of the most Eye-appealing of the type you or I will ever see.
*Aspen Park Collection - HT-195, Portsmouth MA* Very choice uncirculated specimen of this Massachusetts Store Card. Even deep chocolate brown with considerable original RED in and around the lettering on both sides. Pop: 2-62, 3-63, 4-64, 0-65, 1-66.
*NEW* Super nice for the grade, featuring a full strike, virtually mark free surfaces and chocolate brown patina. The color of the reverse image is way too red. The coin is bascially chocolate brown on the reverse.
A phenomenal Large Cent and among the best I have seen for ANY date. Fully struck on both sides with flawless fields and full luster over even chocolate brown patina. Original red in and around all devices front and back give this piece exceptional eye-appeal. A stunning coin and rare variety. Comps on Heritage Auctions show prices realized around $20K plus for NON-CAC coins.