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Lot 30198

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30198
Date 1787
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Grade 20
Service NGC
Denomination COPPER
Description 1787 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Sprig above Plow -- Struck over 1787 Connecticut -- VF20 NGC. M. 34-V, W-5120, R.6. 142.0 grains. This impressive New Jersey copper is struck over a 1787 Connecticut attributed by Eric P. Newman as Miller 39.1-h.1. The Maris 34-V Condition Census includes a single AU coin and five VF examples. The Newman coin fits comfortably in that census. Considerable shield detail is visible on the reverse, although somewhat obscured by the figure of Liberty from the Connecticut undertype. A few examples of this variety are known with double undertype, from a previous New Jersey copper that had been struck over an earlier colonial piece, although we see no evidence of New Jersey undertype on this example. The two-tone surfaces exhibit rich steel-brown fields with olive devices, showing minimal abrasions. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $7,637.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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