1786 New Jersey with a Touch of Class

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  1. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Picked up this 1786 New Jersey at FUN for the US Type Set. It's the Maris 24-P, R-2 with a nice light chocolate coloration and no significant marks or detractions for a VF-30 coin. I'd been looking for a nice NJ for about a year now and this one fit the bill.
    I bought it from a local dealer in pre-Federal and Colonial issues from whom I had purchased the Siboni book and a piece of Continental Currency a couple of years ago. For this purchase he included a nicely done enclosure containing photos of the coin, its die marriage description and provenance. Like stated in the title, a touch of class from a classy guy.

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  3. jrw711

    jrw711 Member

    Very sweet. Thank you for sharing.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That’s a very nice looking early copper. Perfect for a type set and definitely worth the years search.
  5. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    What else did you expect, it’s got my profile on it. :)
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I wasn’t sure that was you. The coin has the profile looking to the right and I can’t see the white spot on your head. I was thing it might be a relative of yours. :)
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  7. CaptHenway

    CaptHenway Survivor

    A very pleasant coin for the era.
  8. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    The "Horse's Head" reminds me of two things. The first, it reminds me of the Chess piece named "The Knight". It also reminds me of the emblem for Wire Paladin has on his business card, his hat, his gun holster, and the handle of his gun. The show, "Have Gun Will Travel". Almost every episode had him with a job that he would earn $1,000. I don't know what that equates to in 2022 money, but Paladin very seldom left without his money which was mostly paper currency. Any idea what a 1870-1975 would be in today's money?
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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    That's my bad side on that copper. :D
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  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Funny but why show your bad side?
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  11. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Because it's still good, and better than most. At least that's what the fillies around the stables tell me. :)
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The horse humor is good today. :)

    Have a great day my friend.
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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    That is one beautiful coin, it's definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!
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  14. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the nice comments and the equine laughs.
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