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Obverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 17-J     Reverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 17-J


1786 NEW JERSEY COPPER - 
MARIS 17-J

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 924

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Maris 17-b 
1786 Maris 17-K 

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Maris 13-J 
1786 Maris 14-J 
1786 Maris 15-J 
1786 Maris 16-J 
1786 Maris 18-J 
1787 Maris 34-J 
1787 Maris 35-J 
1787 Maris 36-J 
1787 Maris 37-J 

Images courtesy of Clem Schettino

Recent appearances:
EF-40 in terms of sharpness, but evenly granular and finely striated on both sides.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 45, "Maris 17-J, Rarity-4, 133.6 grains", illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen