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Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 52-i     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 52-i

  
1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
MARIS 52-i

Rarity: Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 898

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Ron Guth

Significant examples:
"Extremely Fine".  Ex - McCawley & Grellman's sale of the John M. Griffee collection, October 21, 1995, Lot 347 - Stack's sale of the George C. Perkins, Esq. collection, January 12-13, 2000, Lot 127 @ $1,725.00,  "Extremely Fine...145.8 grains" - Anthony Terranova

Recent appearances:
"Very Fine" (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1072, where it was described as follows: "1787 NJ Copper, Pronounced Outline on Shield, Maris 52-i, Very Fine.  143.5 grains. Rarity 3 (Scarce). Dark brown fields, with lighter brown high points. Minor planchet voids on both sides, some tiny nicks on the lower right shield."

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

Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 52-i     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 52-i

Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.