1786 New Jersey Copper. Maris 14-J, W-4810. Rarity-1. Straight Plow Beam, Stegosaurus Head--Flipover Double Struck--VF-35 (PCGS). An appealing coin and a rare error. Glossy medium brown with contrasting tan devices over smooth, attractive surfaces. Ideally centered and well struck from an early state of the marriage, Die State 1.<p><p>The initial strike was perfectly centered, with strong vestiges of the obverse legend still visible oriented upside-down around the base of the dominant reverse. The vertical stripes of the shield are boldly apparent in the field around the horsehead, along with some evidence of the original reverse legend. The first N of UNUM appears at the end of the plowhandles on the dominant obverse. A useful article in CNL 146 (August 2011) by Dr. Roger Moore and Marc Mayhugh identified 15 flipover double struck New Jersey coppers, either examined in person or known from auction descriptions. While several examples from obverse 15 were listed, no Maris 14-J was among them.<p><p>An exciting and unusual piece.<p> PCGS# 767875. From the Sydney F. Martin Collection. Earlier from eBay, August 2015 (as NGC VF-35).