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    1787 New Jersey Copper, AU53
    Scarce Maris 63-r Sprig Above Plow

    1787 New Jersey Copper, Sprig Above Plow, Maris 63-r, W-5370, R.5, AU53 NGC. 153.1 grains. A well-centered and nicely preserved example, with attractive chestnut-brown toning and strong eye appeal. The present coin is ranked second on Mike Wierzba's Condition Census for the variety. It is softly struck, as is typically seen, with no eye apparent on the horse head. Close examination of the plow, scroll, and lettering indicates a near absence of circulation wear, with only the slightest bit of rub visible at the highest points of the devices. A couple of trivial marks above the SA of CAESAREA are noted for accuracy, but certainly do not distract. The Maris r reverse is here represented in its second state, with weakening to the denticles evident between 7 and 8 o'clock. The shield, like the horse head, is softly struck, retaining some pre-strike planchet marks. A splendid piece, just a short step away from the finest known. Listed on page 74 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Fred Baldwin (private sale, 1961); Norweb Family Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987), lot 1372; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767843, Base PCGS# 521277)


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