||1787 COPPER New Jersey Copper, No Sprig above Plow XF40 NGC. M. 39-a, W-5195, R.2. 148.2 grains. Only seven of the 144 known New Jersey varieties are rated Rarity 1, and seven more are called Rarity 2. Those 14 varieties are the only "common" New Jersey varieties, and any of those are excellent choices for the collector who aspires to own a single New Jersey copper for a colonial type set. This attractive tan and steel-brown example shows microscopic surface granularity on both sides, with a minor obverse rim bruise at 4:30. Two small die breaks in the vertical shield stripes are constant through the life of the reverse die. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $616.88. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.