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    1787 New Jersey Copper, MS63 Brown
    Exceptional Maris 63-q Sprig Above Plow

    1787 New Jersey Copper, Sprig Above Plow, Maris 63-q, W-5365, R.3, MS63 Brown NGC. 144.6 grains. An extraordinary Mint State New Jersey copper, with bright golden-brown coloration that is simply ablaze with original mint red retained in some of the protected areas of the devices and legends. Struck from the perfect state of the obverse die, the fields are smooth and free of any post-striking marks whatsoever. A tiny planchet defect hidden on the horse's snout serves to distinguish this example from the few others that exist at this grade level. This coin is ranked number two in the Condition Census for the variety. It was struck from the second of four states of the Maris q reverse. A crack extends from the rim to the P, then runs down the following LU. Later, a retained cud will develop at the shield's top-left corner, but this piece was struck while the shield was still intact. The Maris 63 obverse was one of those chosen to be depicted in Montroville Dickeson's foundational American Numismatical Manual in 1859. Listed on page 74 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Fred Baldwin (private sale, 1961); Norweb Family Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987), lot 1370; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767841, Base PCGS# 521277)

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