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    Lustrous Gem Uncirculated Maris 14-J 1786 New Jersey Copper

    1786 COPPER New Jersey Copper, Narrow Shield, Straight Beam MS65 Brown NGC. Maris 14-J, Breen-896, R.1. Struck from a late state of the dies with the obverse buckled diagonally across the lower part of the horse and the plow. This is one of the Rahway Mills coins attributed by Walter Breen to Thomas Goadsby and Albion Cox. These coins were produced from November 1786 through the latter part of the next year. Because of various personal problems, Albion Cox fled to England and Thomas Goadsby eventually found his way to Vermont. In 1792, Cox was persuaded to return to Philadelphia as the first assayer of the United States Mint.
    This example is a wonderful Gem with lustrous light brown surfaces and hints of mint red, especially through the letters on the obverse. The buckled state of the dies left some roughness visible at the center of the obverse. Surprisingly the reverse is fully struck without any evidence of weakness opposite the obverse bulge. All of the design elements are boldly defined. This is a gorgeous example that will please any collector.(#496)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# AUKJ, PCGS# 496)


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    June, 2005
    29th-30th Wednesday-Thursday
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