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1786 New Jersey Copper, Bridle, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1786 New Jersey Copper, Bridle, BN
Date 1786
Grade VF20
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 501
Denomination NJERSY

1786 NJERSY New Jersey Copper, Bridle Variety, Maris 18-J, W-4875, R.5 -- Rev Damage -- NGC Details. VF. Die alignment: 180?. The distinctive obverse die crack that gives the variety its name is clear on this example, which unfortunately bears post-strike damage to the reverse. Edward Maris deemed this variety rare when he wrote the classic book on New Jersey coppers in 1881, noting that "I have seen but three." While this Guide Book variety is more available today, it remains scarce. Listed on page 71 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15303, realized $1680. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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