– American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
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."
"Walter Breen's Complete
Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen