1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 83-ii. Rarity-7-. Circulating Counterfeit. Overstruck on a 1783 Nova C

1787 Ne

30000
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris Reverse T Brockage. Fine-15 (PCGS).

1787 Ne

3500
(1787-8) New Jersey copper. Uniface striking of Maris Reverse u. EF Details, Damage (PCGS).

(1787-8

1000
1786 New Jersey copper Whatsit. Made from Maris 17-b.

1786 Ne

1000
1786 New Jersey copper Whatsit. Made from Maris 43-d.

1786 Ne

1000
1786 New Jersey copper Whatsit. Made from Maris 14-J. Head Left.

1786 Ne

1500
1787 New Jersey copper Whatsit. Made from Maris 63-q. Head Left.

1787 Ne

1500
1786 Immunis Columbia / New Jersey copper fantasy by C. Wyllys Betts. Struck on 1787 Maris 6-D. Abou

1786 Im

750
Uniface impression from a New Jersey Federal revenue $3 stamp, ca. 1798-1801. VF-20.

Uniface

200
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS3) i.e. 78-dd. Rarity-2. Running Fox. Double Struck, 2nd stri

1788 Ne

2000
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS3) i.e. 78-dd. Rarity-2. Running Fox. Large Planchet. Fine-12

1788 Ne

750
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS3) i.e. 78-dd. Rarity-2. Running Fox. AU-50 (PCGS).

1788 Ne

1500
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS2) i.e. 77 1/2-dd. Rarity-6+. Running Fox. VF Detail, Scratch

1788 Ne

1000
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS1). Rarity-3. Running Fox. VF Detail, Environmental Damage (P

1788 Ne

500
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS1). Rarity-3. Running Fox. Double struck, 2nd strike 20% off-

1788 Ne

3500
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 77-dd (DS1). Rarity-3. Running Fox. EF Detail, Environmental Damage (P

1788 Ne

1500
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 75-bb. Rarity-4. Running Fox. VF-30 (PCGS).

1788 Ne

1000
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 74-bb. Rarity-5+. Running Fox. VF-35 (PCGS).

1788 Ne

15000
1788 New Jersey copper. Maris 74-bb. Rarity-5+. Running Fox. EF Detail, Scratch (PCGS).

1788 Ne

3000
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 73-aa. Rarity-4. Plaited Mane. Overstruck on 1788 Connecticut copper,

1787 Ne

2300
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 73-aa. Rarity-4. Plaited Mane. Overstruck on 1788 Connecticut copper,

1787 Ne

3000
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 73-aa. Rarity-4. Plaited Mane. Overstruck on Spain 4 maravedis of Carl

1787 Ne

10000
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 73-aa. Rarity-4. Plaited Mane. Overstruck on 1787 Connecticut copper.

1787 Ne

5000
1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 73-aa. Rarity-4. Plaited Mane. Overstruck on 1788 Connecticut copper,

1787 Ne

10000

Lot:6234  1787新泽西铜币 New Jersey copper PCGS VG 10

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拍品分类 世界钱币 品相 PCGS VG10
拍品估价 USD 75000 成交价 USD 0
拍卖专场 SBP2019年11月巴尔地摩#8-Pluribus Unum集藏 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2019-11-16 06:00:00 结标日期 2019-11-16 08:00:00 拍卖状态 预展
拍品描述 1787 New Jersey copper. Maris 81-ll. Rarity-8. Circulating Counterfeit. VG-10 (PCGS).133.8 grains. A mysterious rarity that rewards careful scrutiny. Though ranked second in the SHI Condition Census behind the Parmelee-Boyd-Ford coin, it is hard not to place this as finest known. The meager detail in the amateurishly rendered horsehead is far bolder on this example: the high rounded relief of the S-shaped horsehead, the triangular ears that resemble Star Trek insignia, the single lines from behind the head intended to evoke a mane, the more deeply engraved lines behind the bulbous almond-shaped eye intended to suggest depth of field. While the plow is crudely rendered, it does have both a coulter and singletree. A bit of the legend is visible: NOVA is complete and bold in the upper left obverse, and SAR of CAESAREA is clear above the snout. On the reverse, E PLU is visible left of the small, cartoonish shield, and several broad wedge-shaped denticles are visible between those letters and the rim. While the Ford coin may be more interesting to look at, with its clear Laughing Head undertype, it’s almost inarguable that this is more detailed as an example of Maris 81-ll.<p>The surfaces are coal black and finely granular. The parallel scrapes in the smoothest (or, at least, flattest) part of the upper reverse suggest the planchet may have been smoothed before striking. Viewing the reverse upside down in proper light, focus can make out what looks like CO at the rim, left of 6:00, suggesting a Connecticut copper undertype. While that attribution is not clear enough to be bankable, this piece is absolutely overstruck.<p>Maris illustrated this exact specimen in the lower left corner of his plate, but just the obverse; presumably it was too hard to get a decent image of the reverse or he just didn’t have enough room to mess with his precisely laid out scheme. Maris never owned a real example though, just an electrotype (of this coin) that found its way to the Garrett Collection along with the rest of his New Jersey coppers. It’s unknown who owned this piece when Maris borrowed it, or where Jacob Spiro got it.<p>Circulating counterfeits have always captured the imagination of collectors of state coppers. Certainly the idea of coin-making criminals is appealing in a dime story novel way, but the designs for counterfeits like this and the ones that follow are so lovably crude, so authentically amateurish, that it’s hard to not develop affection for them. Their rarity makes them even more interesting, and this variety has held fast to its rarity for well over a century. There were two of these when Maris sold his coppers: this one and Parmelee’s. No new specimens were reported until the Demling coin turned up on eBay in 2012. Hope springs eternal.<p>This piece went 33 years between its first two auction appearances and has now gone 31 years since its last.From the E Pluribus Unum Collection of New Jersey Coppers. Earlier, from Hans Schulman’s sale of the Jacob Spiro Collection, March 1955, lot 1628; Stack’s sale of the Herbert M. Oechsner Collection, September 1988, lot 1322; William Anton Collection; E Pluribus Unum Collection, via Larry Stack.