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Dallas Signature US Coin Sale 1265  7-8 Dec 2017
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1778-79 TOKEN Rhode Island Ship Token, Wreath Below, Pewter, XF45 NGC. W-1745, High R.6. Two varieties are known in pewter, W-1735 with VLUGTENDE removed, and W-1745 with a branch placed in the position of that word. The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins reports the respective rarities as URS-3 (three to four known) and URS-5 (nine to 16 known) for the two varieties. This Choice XF example features pleasing surfaces with dark brownish-gray patina and respectable eye appeal. Very slight corrosion on each side is typical of these pewter pieces. Listed on page 52 of the 2018 Guide Book. Census: 1 in 45, 1 finer (10/17).

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