1788 NEW JERSEY COPPER -
Variety equivalents: Breen 946
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this
variety was also used on:
1787 Maris 64-u
1788 Maris 66-u
Images courtesy of Early
American History Auctions
above). Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s
Mail Bid Sale, April 21, 2001, Lot 1075, where it was described as
follows: "1788 NJ Copper, Horse's Head Facing Right, Maris 65-u,
Fine. 157.6 grains. Rarity 3 (Scarce). Late state of the dies
(perhaps even later than Taylor:2268) with some nice cracking visible on
the obverse. Light surface pitting and surface crazing on both sides.
Struck slightly off-center on both sides towards 3 o'clock."
"Walter Breen's Complete
Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen