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Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 58-n     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 58-n

MARIS 58-n

Rarity: Rare

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 56-n  
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 Schettino

Recent appearances:
"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 Connecticut.

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 58-n      Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 58-n

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries