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 Obverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 20-N      Reverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 20-N
      


1786 NEW JERSEY COPPER - 
MARIS 20-N

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 890

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

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Maris 18-N 
1786 Maris 21-N 

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS XF-40 (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1066, where it was described as follows: "1786 NJ Copper, Wide Shield, Maris 20-N, PCGS graded XF-40.  164.8 grains. Dark brown and tan. Except for some light, scattered surface granularity, this is glossy enough to be considered desirable. Plenty of detail and a nice overall appearance make this an attractive piece for the advanced collector."- Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1407

"Fine".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1408, where it was described as follows: "1786 NJ Copper, Wide Shield, Maris 20-N, Fine.    147.0 grains. Rarity 4 (Very Scarce). A somewhat "banged-up" example, with dark brown surfaces turning to olive near the outer edges. The date is weak but most of the other details are clearly legible."

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 20-N     Reverse of 1786 New Jersey Copper - Maris 20-N

Images courtesy of Clem Schettino