||1786 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Bridle Obverse AU53 NGC. M. 18-N, W-4895, High R.5. 140.4 grains. Just over 30 examples of this variety are known, and the Condition Census records two XF and four VF+ coins as the finest known specimens. The lovely Eric P. Newman example is clearly a Condition Census piece, and possibly the new finest known. This copper has splendid mahogany and chestnut-brown surfaces with some planchet granularity at the upper obverse and central reverse. The strike is imperfectly centered with a wide upper left obverse border. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $7,050.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.