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    1786 New Jersey Copper, XF40
    Distinctive Maris 23-P

    1786 New Jersey Copper, Curved Plowbeam, Maris 23-P, W-4940, R.4, XF40 NGC. 147.6 grains. Among the finest known examples of this "Blundered 6" die variety, ranked fourth in Wierzba's Condition Census, which corrects the duplicate entries in New Jersey State Coppers. Both sides have walnut-brown toning with some darker patches. The obverse is bold and well-centered. The reverse is more softly struck, though most lines in the shield remain visible, and slightly off-center toward 12 o'clock. This piece has the obverse rim break over the C of CAESAREA, but not the break that forms over the final EA. The Spiro sale included two examples of 23-P, both graded Extremely Fine, the first of which only had the break over the C. While that lot is unillustrated, the auctioneer's copy records the buyer as Herbert Oechsner. Struck from the perfect state of the reverse die. Listed on page 73 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Dr. Jacob N. Spiro (Hans M.F. Schulman, 3/1955), lot 1482; Herbert M. Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 1265; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767884, Base PCGS# 45424)


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    March, 2021
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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