1789 Mott Token. Breen-1025, Rulau-E NY 612. Thin Planchet. Engrailed Edge. MS-63 (PCGS).Medium brown and dark olive with much golden luster visible in recesses. Surface dirt clouds the luster somewhat, an easily remedied situation should the new owner be bold enough to let the token emerge from its plastic enclosure. In spite of this, the surfaces show some reflectivity and the detail is extremely sharp, a combination of fine preservation with the very early die state that is seen on others of the thin planchet, engrailed edge type. The Roper piece, another very sharp example of this variety, shows the reverse misaligned to the same position and degree as this example. This type is significantly scarcer than the other two <em>Guide Book</em> types in the Mott token series. The important engrailed edge is visible through the holder. Rarely encountered in such a grade, this piece would serve exquisitely in a type set or a carefully assembled collection highlighting the different varieties of this enigmatic early token.PCGS# 607. NGC ID: 2B5M.PCGS Population: 3; with a single MS-64 finer.From our (American Numismatic Rarities) Classics Sale of July 2003, lot 76.