1787 New Jersey Copper
Pattern Shield, Maris 6-C
MS63 [PCGS Gold Shield]
Maris 6-C, W-5040 variety, Pattern Shield type. considered to be Rarity-5-.
An amazing piece which is a highlight of this (or any other) list, this is the finest known and only mint state example of this tough and important NJ type.
This Maris 6 obverse is the only horse paired with the Maris C 'Pattern Shield' reverse that is also found found on the extremely rare speculative patterns bearing Immunis Columbia, Confederatio and Washington obverses.
The piece itself is a superb, satiny, original Choice Unc. with much mellowed 231 year-old red remaining and has long been considered CC#1, including in the magnus opus New Jersey State Coppers by Siboni, Howes and Ish.
Superb provenance too!
Ex Stack's October 2018 sale of the Archangel Collection, lot #7095; earlier H. and S.H. Chapman's April 1904 sale of the John G. Mills Collection, lot #377; earlier H. and S.H. Chapman’s August 1893 sale of the C.T. Whitman Collection, lot #1162.
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