1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
Rarity: Very Common
Variety equivalents: Breen 917
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 48-X
1787 Maris 48-f
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1788 Maris 51-g
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions, Inc.
"Choice Very Fine"
(illustrated above). Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 22, 2000, Lot
– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
55, "Maris 48-g, Rarity-1, 147.1 grains", illustrated, not sold
Fine-15 (illustrated below). Ex - Superior Galleries'
"Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1031, where it
was described as follows: "Maris 48-g Rarity-1 F15. Choice glossy
medium brown and chocolate. The planchet is virtually perfect and there
are no marks. Very late die state with a strong bisecting die crack
across the reverse, later than any examples in the Taylor, Griffee, or
Barnes sales. Weight 147.6 grains."
"Walter Breen's Complete
Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen