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Obverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 62-q     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 62-q

Late die state (cracks on lower right obverse)

  
1787 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
MARIS 62-q

Rarity: Very Common

Variety equivalents: Breen 941

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 62-r 

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 63-q 

Images courtesy of Clem Schettino

Recent appearances:
EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 59, "Maris 62-q, Rarity-1, 147.5 grains", illustrated, not sold

Extremely Fine-40".  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 22, 2000, Lot 1085, "Extremely Fine-40...142.6 grains."

PCGS VF-35 (illustrated below).  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1074, where it was described as follows: "1787 NJ Copper, Large Planchet, Plain Shield, Maris 62-q, PCGS graded Very Fine-35.  A nice, olive-brown example with some faint, old scratches on the centers of both sides. This one has a bold date and an impressive, wide planchet."

"Fine".  Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, August 25, 2001, Lot 1413, where it was described as follows: "1787 NJ Copper, Maris 62-q, Large Planchet, Plain Shield, Fine.  137.6 grains. Rarity-1. Dark brown in color, with plenty of details, especially for a coin with such shallow relief detail to begin with. The surfaces on this example are slightly granular, but seem to have been smoothed over by later, natural circulation. Some faint scratches are noted on the right side of the obverse and the reverse has a patch of roughness at lower left."

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 62-q     Reverse of 1787 New Jersey Copper - Maris 62-q

Early die state (no cracks on obverse)
Images courtesy of Early American History Auctions, Inc.