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Lot 30640

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30640
Date 1787
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Grade 0
Service NGC
Denomination NJERSY
Description 1787 COPPER New Jersey "Whatsit," No Sprig above Plow Uncertified. M. 48-g, W-5275, R.1. 132.7 grains. A New Jersey "Whatsit" is a fantasy coin, made through engraving a genuine piece that might be low grade, or have problems. The obverse of this example has been artistically re-engraved to strengthen existing detail and create new detail. It appears that the reverse is untouched, showing what the coin originally looked like. Although we are unsure when the work was done, or by whom, we are certain that this piece will be highly prized by the successful bidder. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $1,821.25. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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