The Fugio is the first coin authorized by the United States Congress and one that should be in EVERY collector’s cabinet. A coin which has had volumes written about it (at least three books that I know about). Throughout time the legends of the coin have been attributed to Ben Franklin and was indeed known as the “Franklin Cent” in the early years of America’s numismatic history.
This piece, no doubt from the famous Bank of New York hoard, has very pleasing dark chocolate surfaces on an above average planchet. Just looking at it reminds me just how difficult times were back then.
PCGS Cert #13527162
PCGS / NGC Population: 100/40 Higher: 181/71
CAC Population: 9/23