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    1788 New Jersey Copper, AU58
    Outstanding Maris 66-v Braided Mane

    1788 New Jersey Copper, Braided Mane, Maris 66-v, W-5505, High R.5, AU58 NGC. 151.6 grains. A beautiful coin, ranked as third finest known of the die variety in the Condition Census. The Braided Mane variety has always been popular with collectors, who enjoy its distinctive and well-engraved mane. In fact, there are two Braided Mane varieties, Maris 66-u and 66-v, but with only five known examples of 66-u to go around, the 66-v has become the default variety for the type. The present coin is very well struck in the central portions, providing a beautifully rendered horse head with a clear eye and distinct mane, as well as a complete reverse shield with all lines visible. Some weakness at the date and at the top of the reverse legend indicates a soft strike, which is also suggested by some retained planchet roughness seen across the coin when viewed under magnification. Regardless, this remains an excellent example of the variety and was included in the 1914 ANS Exhibition of United States and Colonial Coins. Listed on page 75 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: F.W. Doughty Collection (Thomas Elder, 4/1909), lot 645; Hillyer Ryder; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's 10/2003), lot 209; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767855, Base PCGS# 516765)


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