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Obverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 14-J      Reverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 14-J


1786 NEW JERSEY COPPER - 
MARIS 14-J

Rarity: Very Common

Variety equivalents: 

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Maris 13-J 
1786 Maris 15-J 
1786 Maris 16-J 
1786 Maris 17-J 
1786 Maris 18-J 
1787 Maris 34-J 
1787 Maris 35-J 
1787 Maris 36-J 
1787 Maris 37-J 

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 23 & 24, 2002, Lot 70, illustrated, where it was unattributed, incorrectly listed as a "Narrow Shield", and described as follows: "PCGS graded MS-62 Brown. A specialists delight here, first off the color is light brown and pleasing, with traces of reddish toning intermixed on both sides. The strike is sharp and even the shield lines are full. Remarkably free of handling marks, and this one seems undergraded if anything. We suggest careful study by specialists, as this is really a nice one so far as we can tell.

Recent appearances:


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Obverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 14-J     Reverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 14-J

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 22, 2000, Lot 1077, "PCGS AU-55...140.2 grains"
  

Obverse of 1786 NJ Copper - Maris 14-J     Reverse of 1786 NJ Copper - Maris 14-J

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions
1999 ANA Signature Sale, August 11-13, 1999, Lot 5036, "AU-55", 9.84 grams, sold for $4,600.00
  

Obverse of Maris 14-J New Jersey Copper     Reverse of Maris 14-J New Jersey Copper

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

"About Uncirculated".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1405, where it was described as follows: "1786 NJ Copper, Maris 14-J, "Narrow Shield" Type, About Uncirculated.    156.5 grains. From Hillyer Ryder's personal collection and accompanied by his original paper envelope and having notations in his hand! The planchet on this example is a choice, perfect tan in color, with no surface problems whatsoever except for a pair of old, thin scratches on the upper and left side of the obverse. The details are quite superb."