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Lot 30208

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30208
Date 1787
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Grade 64
Service NGC
Denomination NJERSY
Description 1787 COPPER New Jersey Copper, No Sprig above Plow MS64 Brown NGC. M. 43-d, W-5225, R.1. 149.7 grains. This amazing Choice Mint State 1787 Maris 43-d New Jersey copper is the second finest known example of the variety behind the Garrett specimen, now in the Roger S. Siboni Collection, and plated in his 2013 reference on the series. Written with co-authors John L. Howes and A. Buell Ish, New Jersey State Coppers was jointly published by the American Numismatic Society and C4, and is available from the ANS at Their Condition Census shows one other Mint State coin, with three AU pieces, based on EAC grading. Maris obverse 43 is described as a die with a comical appearance; the bulbous muzzle is easy to recognize at a glance. The obverse was married to reverse dies Y and d, and is rare in its other combination, with no examples known finer than VF. The present specimen will appeal to variety specialists and connoisseurs of the colonial series. Both dies show clash marks, along with die finishing lines that are visible only on top-grade pieces. This one has satiny chocolate-brown surfaces with microscopic pre-production planchet marks. Both sides exhibit faded mint red in the peripheral areas. The strike is nicely centered with nearly complete borders on both sides. An exceptional example and one of the stars in the current offering of New Jersey coppers. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $30,550.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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