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    1787 New Jersey Copper, MS61 Brown
    Finest Known PLURIRUS Type, Maris 55-l

    1787 New Jersey Copper, PLURIRUS, Maris 55-l, W-5300, R.5, MS61 Brown NGC. 154.1 grains. The finest known example of the Maris 55-l, the famous PLURIRUS variety. The surfaces of both sides are remarkably smooth and free of marks, with only slight unevenness evident under magnification to the right of the horse. The coloration is an appealing toasted brown with red undertones. Struck from the intermediate state of the obverse die, after a small crack has developed at the rim between the AR of CAESAREA, but before the larger crack seen on the Maris plate coin also offered in this sale. The obverse details are extraordinarily sharp, most notably at the eye (this may be the only example of this die combination to show a fully rendered eye). Both sides were struck slightly off-center, with the final 7 of the date being partly off-planchet. The reverse is also exceptional. This is the only use of the Maris l reverse, making this not only the finest known example of the die variety but of the entire type. All shield lines are crisp and clear, and the flawed B that resembles an R is obvious. A splendid coin with an illustrious provenance. Listed on page 73 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Richard B. Winsor Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1895), lot 202; John G. Mills (S.H. & H. Chapman, 4/1904), lot 452; George H. Earle (Henry Chapman, 6/1912), lot 2099; Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 10/2003), lot 179; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767836, Base PCGS# 45426)


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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