1787 Massachusetts Cent. Ryder 2b-A, W-6040. Rarity-2. Arrows in Left Talon, Horned Eagle. MS-61 BN (NGC).
Bordering Condition Census
Warmly and evenly toned in glossy antique copper-brown, the surfaces are satiny in texture with a hard, tight appearance. Roughness around the reverse border from 3 o’clock to 8:30 is in the die. Both sides are sharply defined overall from a generally well centered strike. There are no detracting marks. Superior quality and eye appeal for this iconic variety in the Massachusetts copper series.
Provenance: From Heritage’s sale of the Old New England Collection, April 2014 CSNS Signature Auction, lot 3692, where it realized $4994