Lot 5010
1787 4 Cinquefoil Fugio Cent, NGC MS65 BN
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Such contract cents were actually minted in 1788 and are the first coins known to have been produced under U.S. authority; the obverse depicts a sundial within the legends FUGIO (time flies) and MIND YOUR BUSINESS; the reverse shows a circular chain of thirteen interlocking links representing the United States.

Private North Carolina Collection

Plenty of mint luster highlights the devices; a very rare coin worthy of a substantial premium when enjoying this superlative grade.