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Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 37-f     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 37-f

MARIS 37-f

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 919

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 37-J 
1787 Maris 37-X 
1787 Maris 37-Y

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 48-f 
1788 Maris 49-f 
1788 Maris 50-f  

Images courtesy of Early American Numismatics, Inc.

Recent appearances:
"Very Fine" (illustrated above).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 870, where it was described as follows: "1787 NJ Copper, Pronounced Outline to Shield, Maris 37-f, Very Fine.  163.6 grains. Rarity 3 (Scarce). This is the "Goiter" variety, so-called because of the bulge of metal beneath the horse's jawline. In terms of detail, this piece compares favorably with the Taylor:2213 piece (ex-Maris and Garrett, and believed to be one of the best known), but the obverse is dull due to an even layer of micro-porosity and the reverse has some scattered verdigris. All in all, an important coin for the advanced variety collector."

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