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1787 New Jersey Copper, Camel Head, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1787 New Jersey Copper, Camel Head, BN
Date 1787
Grade EF45
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 515
Denomination NJERSY

1787 NJERSY New Jersey Copper, Camel Head, Struck Over a Connecticut Copper, Maris 56-n, W-5310, R.1, XF45 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. A splendid example of this intriguing Guide Book variety. The Maris 56-n Camel Head variety is generally encountered struck over other contemporary coppers. This example is very distinctly overstruck, with enough diagnostic points visible to be able to attribute the undertype as a 1787 Miller 33.36-T.2 Connecticut copper. The combined obverse legend appears to read CONNEC?SAREA, nicely combining the two issuing states. While the New Jersey date is weak, the rest of the piece is fairly strong. The reverse also shows very distinct undertype features, with the Connecticut ETLIB: running straight into the New Jersey's E PLURIBUS UNUM. A splash of red is noted on the upper left reverse, but overall the piece is quite attractive with generally smooth surfaces and good coloration. A wonderful example of a Camel Head overstrike. Listed on page 72 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15047, realized $5280. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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