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1787 New Jersey, Sprig Above Plow, MS, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1787 New Jersey, Sprig Above Plow, MS, BN
Date 1787
Grade F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 521277
Denomination COPPER

1787 NJERSY New Jersey Copper, Sprig Above Plow, Maris 71-y, Struck Over 1781 Counterfeit Irish Halfpenny, W-5415, R.6 -- Damaged -- NGC Details. Fine. Die alignment: 150?. The Maris 71-y is possibly the single crudest variety of New Jersey copper. Both dies are broken and they are always struck over other coins. Their primitive charm is considerable, however. The obverse detail on this example is exceptional, with nearly all of the plow and the horse's head distinct. The reverse shield is strong as well, with more detail than generally seen. The undertype on this specimen is also bold, including a clear 81 from the last two digits of the date seen at 7 o'clock on the obverse. A great piece for the specialist. Listed on page 72 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15048, realized $21000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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