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Lot 30186

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30186
Date 1786
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Grade 20
Service NGC
Denomination NJERSY
Description 1786 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Wide Shield VF20 NGC. M. 19-M, W-4900, R.5. 157.4 grains. The term 'Drunken Die Cutter' has been employed from time-to-time in various early series, including pre-federal and early federal issues. In the New Jersey series, the term is assigned to the Maris 19-M and 20-N varieties. On obverse 19, the head leans sharply to the left, as does the 1 in the date. Chestnut and steel-brown surfaces host a trace of obverse verdigris on this otherwise smooth and attractive example. Scattered marks are evident as expected for the grade. Although below the Condition Census, this piece is above average for the scarce variety. The typical 19-M is low grade with problematic surfaces. Here is a happy exception to that rule. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; apparently earlier from Hillyer Ryder. Realized $4,993.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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