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Lot 30173

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30173
Date 1787
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Grade 58
Service NGC
Denomination NJERSY
Description 1787 COPPER New Jersey Copper, No Sprig above Plow AU58 NGC. M. 6-D, W-5050, R.2. 148.2 grains. Dated 1787, Obverse die 6 was used in combination with reverse dies C and D. Reverse C is called the 'Pattern Shield' and was used with a small group of distinctive obverse dies that are considered pattern issues. Reverse D is a regular issue New Jersey reverse that appears only in this combination. This very late die state piece has a die break left of the shield point, with cracks extending to the border left and right. Last year the Colonial Coin Collectors Club and the American Numismatic Society co-published New Jersey State Coppers, by Roger S. Siboni, John L. Howes, and A. Buell Ish. This tome is the definitive reference on the series, and is available through the ANS website, The authors include a Condition Census for each variety, based on strict EAC grading standards. The Eric P. Newman coin fits nicely in the Condition Census that includes two Mint State and five AU coins. Side-by-side comparison may or may not reveal the exact order of the coins, although this piece is clearly the third finest known. Myriad tiny handling marks and pre-production planchet marks appear on both sides of this dark olive-brown example. The 6-D is rarely found with the level of detail seen here. This exceptional copper will be a wonderful addition to an advanced collection. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $10,575.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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