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Lot 30232

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30232
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. 146.6 grains. The late die state of Maris 77-dd, and for decades known as 78-dd. Both dies exhibit significant straight-line damage, and on the struck coin the orientation of that damage is perfectly aligned, suggesting that something was in the press when it cycled. Buell Ish, co-author of New Jersey State Coppers, suggests that a steel bar was the object. Likely as hard as the actual dies, that object created the straight-line damage that resembles die cracks. The pleasing light olive surfaces of this example show trivial blemishes with faint blue overtones on the obverse and considerable blue-green and lavender toning on the reverse. 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 @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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