|1788 New Jersey Copper, Head Left, BN
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1788 NJERSY New Jersey Copper, Head Left, Maris 50-f, W-5475, R.3, VF20 NGC. Die alignment: 180?. Good coloration and a strong obverse distinguish this example of the famous Head Left type. A bit of planchet roughness over VA C and to the right of the date are noted, but not distracting. The center of the reverse die was failing when this piece was struck, with the entire side being soft and the initial E of the legend indistinct. The Maris 50-f is a popular choice for type collectors as it is the most readily available of the three Head Left varieties and because die sinking in the obverse fields causes the distinctive head to be accentuated, providing a bold view of the type's defining trait. Only a few examples of this variety exist above Very Fine. Listed on page 73 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15049, realized $2880. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX