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


1786 NEW JERSEY COPPER - 
MARIS 17-K

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 895 (early die state), Breen 923 (late die state)

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

This was the only use of the reverse die. 

Late states of the reverse die show a cud developing over the RIB of PLURIBUS, affecting the I.

Images courtesy of Clem Schettino

Recent appearances:
VF-30.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 46, "Maris 17-K, Rarity-4, 155.6 grains, a robust example", illustrated, not sold

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

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

Images courtesy of Clem Schettino