Lot #10. 1787 Auctori Plebis Token. Breen-1147. EF-40 (PCGS).
The January 2009 Orlando Rarities Sale - 1/4/2009
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A very scarce type, the Auctori Plebis Token was produced in England by an unknown maker and may have been intended primarily for circulation in the United States. The design closely resembles that of the contemporary copper coins of the state of Connecticut. This pleasing survivor exhibits dominant medium-brown patina to the reverse, but that color is confined to a crescent-shaped area at the lower-right border on the obverse. The balance of that side has a lighter, sandy-brown appearance. Suitably bold for a circulated example of the type, particularly over the reverse portrait, although the peripheral devices on that side are partially off the flan. There are no noteworthy abrasions or other blemishes.