1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
Variety equivalents: Breen 914
This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions, Inc.
"Choice About Uncirculated" (illustrated above). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid
Sale, December 9, 2000, Lot 875, where it was described as follows:
"1787 NJ Copper, "Serpent Head," Maris 54-k, Choice About
Uncirculated. 150.0 grains. One of the most popular of all
the New Jersey varieties, easily discerned at a glance, and here in a
simply wonderful state of preservation. The detailing on this coin is
crisp and bold, with every fine detail clearly defined. The color is an
absolutely choice, light brown and the surfaces are nice and smooth.
However, like most Colonial coins, this one possesses some defects that
require mention. Most important is a large, ragged void at the top of
the obverse which goes right through to the other side. Another flat
void appears on the lower left reverse and there are some lamination
streaks scattered about. All of these defects are natural and the coin
is completely original in every respect. A great coin with lots of
PCGS VF-35 (illustrated below).
Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February
7-8, 2000, Lot 1496
"Walter Breen's Complete
Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen