1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
Variety equivalents: Breen 955
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 57-n
This variety has been found
overstruck on Connecticut Copper coins (including a 1785 Miller 5-F.5)
Images courtesy of Clem
"VF-20" (illustrated below). Ex - Stack's Fixed Price
List, December 11, 1989 - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Coin
Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1023, plated, where it was described as
follows: "1787 New Jersey Maris 58-N Rarity 5 Camel Head. Struck over
1787 Connecticut. VF20. Choice glossy light to medium brown. The surfaces
are smooth and virtually flawless. The only marks are a very tiny rim nick
at the final A in CAESAREA and a scuff in the dentils at IB in PLURIBUS.
The 87 of the date of the 1787 Connecticut copper shows at the end of the
plow. Great eye appeal for the grade. Weight 155.5 grains."
Ex - Hall - Stacks Fixed
Price List 1992, Lot 551 - McCawley & Grellman's "C4 Sale",
November 18, 2000, Lot 377. Overstruck on a 1785 Miller 5-F.5
"Walter Breen's Complete
Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen