Previous Variety | Next Variety | New Jersey Copper Coins by Variety | Colonial Coins by Type

Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J    Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J
    


1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER - 
MARIS 34-J

Rarity: Common

Variety equivalents: Breen 928

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 34-V

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 17-J 
1786 Maris 18-J 
1787 Maris 35-J 
1787 Maris 36-J 
1787 Maris 37-J 

Images courtesy of Early American Numismatics, Inc.

Recent appearances:
"EF+".  Ex - Stacks's "O'Donnell" sale.

"EF+".  Ex - Russ Smith - Stack's, March 1994 - Richie Nadou - Jim Skalbe - CS.  Clearly overstruck on a 1787 Connecticut Copper, Miller 30-hh.1.

"Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American Numismatics, Inc., offered in April, 2001 for $1,495.00 and described as follows: "1787 New Jersey Copper, Maris 34-J, "Deer Head - Outline Shield" variety, Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.  A most attractive, evenly circulated coin, struck over a Connecticut Cent. Excellent detail for the grade, medium chestnut in color and very pleasing overall. Indeed, this distinct variety is choice and one of the finest we've offered."

"Fine or better".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1410, where it was described as follows: "1787 New Jersey Copper, Outlined Shield, "Deer Head" variety, Maris 34-J, Fine or better.  139.5 grains. Overstruck on a Connecticut Copper of undetermined variety, although ample detail exists to know for certain that this is an ETLIB variety. Mottled medium- to dark-brown surfaces, with scattered old porosity and a small pit on the plow handle. Heavy rim nick at 12:00 on the obverse."

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

Sun, 14 Oct 2001 posting on [email protected]

Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J overstruck on a Connecticut Copper     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J overstruck on a Connecticut Copper

Overstruck on a Connecticut Copper
Images courtesy of Clem Schettino

Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J overstruck on a Counterfeit Irish Halfpenny     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 34-J overstruck on a Counterfeit Irish Halfpenny

Overstruck on a Counterfeit Irish Halfpenny
Images courtesy of Clem Schettino