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1787 Fugio - Need Confirmation On Which Newman Variety

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 Posted 05/07/2021  10:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ozfodder to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone. I recently acquired my first 1787 Fugio, and I'm having a very hard time matching it to one of the attributed varieties. The obverse is very worn, though most of the "Mind your business" motto is visible. The reverse is better, but I can't even distinguish if it's STATES UNITED or UNITED STATES.

On the obverse, I can see the "D" in "MIND" appears lower than the "N". The "O" in "YOUR" seems higher than the "Y". At a certain angle, I think the "I" in "BUSINESS" appears left of the symbol above it. If I squint, I can almost envision the die crack through the "I" in "MIND" like variety 18-H (photo included).

In the center of the reverse, the "E" from "ARE" and "ONE" are clearly visible, but I can't make out any of letters within the inner ring (STATES or UNITED). If someone could help me out, I would be extremely grateful. Thanks!

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 Posted 05/07/2021  11:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fugio yes but I don't know if it is identifiable in this grade.
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 Posted 05/08/2021  04:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That will be tough, maybe not possible but I'll give you a little help. I don't think it is 18-H. The first attribute to look at is the alignment of the ornament over the I of business as you state. It looks to me as if the ornament is directly over the I.
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