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Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 55-m     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 55-m   

MARIS 55-m

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety equivalents: Breen 903

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 55-l

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of RTZ

Recent appearances:
Fine-12 (illustrated below).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 1030, where it was described as follows: "Maris 55-M Rarity-4 F12.  Sharpness VF20 but the planchet is very slightly bent and there are a few small digs on the obverse.  The planchet is mostly smooth but it does show some minor roughness under magnification.  Slightly glossy tan and light steel brown, possibly recolored.  Variety with the second U in PLURIBUS punched over an S.  Weight 131.2 grains.", not sold.

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 55-m      Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 55-m

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries