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    1788 New Jersey Copper, VF20
    Maris 65-u Head Right

    1788 New Jersey Copper, Head Right, Maris 65-u, W-5495, R.4, VF20 NGC. An interesting example that just misses being included in the Condition Census for the die variety. The Maris 65-u is unusual for several reasons, and has been the object of debate concerning its origins and rarity. It bears some stylistic similarities to known products of the Morristown Mint, yet the production quality is not what we usually see from Walter Mould. This particular example is better in this regard than most: it is struck on a nicely round planchet, is very well-centered, and is a rare striking from the earliest obverse die state, before cracking develops in the denticles below the tips of the plow handles. Both sides are uniformly dark and microgranular, but retain some gloss and are free of distracting marks. The central strike is soft, as is most obviously seen on the obverse though it affects both sides. This is the only use of the 65 obverse, while the u reverse was also paired with the 64 and 66 dies. Listed on page 75 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 767860, Base PCGS# 521)

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    March, 2021
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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