|Title||1787 New Jersey Copper, Small Planchet, Plain Shield, MS, BN|
|Service Catalog #||506|
1787 NJERSY New Jersey Copper, Large Planchet, Plain Shield, Maris 6-C, W-5040, R.4, VF35 NGC. Die alignment: 180?. An attractive example with rich brown fields and lighter tan highlights. The nag's head is nicely struck, with a bold eye and wild mane. The shield is a bit weak in the center, though this is typical of the variety. This reverse die was used on a variety of Confederation-era prototype coins and is occasionally referred to as the "pattern shield." Breen felt it was made in England, but it is now thought to have been a product of Walter Mould's mint at Morristown. Struck on a wide planchet, as earlier strikes were, with the outline of the die visible at 11 o'clock on the obverse and complete dentilation on the reverse. Listed on page 71 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15046, realized $10800. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|