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Lot 30231

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30231
Date 1788
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Grade 25
Service NGC
Denomination NJERSY
Description 1788 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Running Fox before Legend VF25 NGC. M. 77-dd, W-5535, R.2. 148.2 grains. An early die state of the Running Fox copper, showing no evidence of the middle state clash marks or the late state die damage. This lovely copper will make an excellent choice for the Guide Book collector who seeks the highly popular variety. The nickname is universal today, although that was not always the case. In the late 1800s, Sylvester S. Crosby and Dr. Edward Maris, who often disagreed on colonial coinage matters, actually agreed that the animal on the reverse is a small horse. Today, students of the New Jersey series such as Roger Siboni, John Howes, and Buell Ish, speculate that the Running Fox coppers were minted by James Bailey of New York City, under contract with one of the authorized New Jersey coiners. This pleasing piece has subdued or non-glossy light olive surfaces with hints of pale blue overtones. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $2,585.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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