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 Obverse of 1786 Immunis Columbia Pattern - Maris 3-C      Reverse of 1786 Immunis Columbia Pattern - Maris 3-C


Rarity: Extremely Rare

Variety equivalents:
Breen 1129, Breen Decad 6-F

This was the only use of the obverse die.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1786 Maris 4-C 
1786 Maris 5-C 
1786 Maris 7-C 
1786 Maris 8-C 
1786 Maris 10-C 
1787 Maris 6-C

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Known examples:
Stack's 1976 ANA Sale, Uncirculated at $22,000

PCGS EF-45 (illustrated above).  Ex - DEA auction - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 18-20, 2001, Lot 2027, where it was described as follows: "1786 Immunis Columbia with Shield Reverse Breen-1129 Rarity 7 PCGS graded EF45.  Nice glossy medium brown and chocolate.  The planchet is smooth and free of corrosion, but there are a few tiny laminations at the 86 and MMU, as struck.  The only notable contact mark is a long, thin diagonal nick through the 1 of the date.  An attractive example of this extremely rare colonial Confederation pattern, sometimes mistakenly called a New Jersey state copper because of the shield reverse (Maris 3-C)", sold for $18,400 - Early American Numismatics

"EF".  Ex - Stack's sale of the John L. Roper, 2nd collection, December 8-9, 1983, Lot 297, "128.4 grains...", illustrated, sold for $7,150

Bowers & Ruddy Galleries sale of the Garrett collection, Lot 1389, EF, 153.4 grains at $17,000

Stack's "Robison" sale, 1982

Additional examples are known

Breen claimed "7 or 8 known" in 1988, making this an extremely rare coin.  Breen called this a "Pattern Decad" because of its relationship to a large copper coin mentioned in a deleted paragraph of the Report of the Grand Committee of Continental Congress

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen