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NEW JERSEY COPPERS (148 varieties)

Obverse of counterfeit New Jersey Copper     Reverse of counterfeit New Jersey Copper

WARNING! - The coin illustrated above sold on Ebay (#3919986756) on July 12, 2004
 for $510.19. 
It is believed to be a counterfeit of recent manufacture.  All of the coins
illustrated below were struck using counterfeit dies manufactured in 2004.  Some of the
 coins were overstruck on old copper coins from the 1700's, further adding to the deception! 

Counterfeit New Jersey Coppers


 
     

NEW JERSEY COPPERS (1786-1788)

The standard reference book for this series remains "A Historical Sketch of the Coins of New Jersey", written by Edward Maris, M.D.  Reportedly, Maris obtained 84 varieties from Montreville Dickeson and some of his coins came from the collection of Joseph Mickley.

1786 NEW JERSEY COPPERS (59 varieties)

Variety Number Rarity Rating Notes
Maris 1-A     
Maris 2-B     
Maris 3-C Very Rare Immunis Columbia obverse
Maris 4-C 3 known Washington Head
Maris 4-pp Unique    
Maris 5-C 2 known   
Maris 7-C Unique Small 1786 under beam, No period after CAESAREA
Maris 7-E Extremely Rare Small 1786 under beam, No period after CAESAREA
Maris 8-F Extremely Rare Large 1786 under beam, period after legend
Maris 8-C 3 known No coulter, pointed plow handles
Maris 9-G Extremely Rare No coulter, wide date, wide shield
Maris 10-G Very Rare No coulter, date J786
Maris 10-h Extremely Rare No coulter, date J786, small shield
Maris 10-gg 2 known No coulter, date J786, medium shield
Maris 10-oo Unique No coulter, date J786
Maris 10-C Unique No coulter, date J786
Maris 11-G Unique No coulter, small date, wide shield
Maris 11-H Very Rare No coulter, small date, narrow shield
Maris 11-hh Unique No coulter, small date, heavy serrations on reverse
Maris 11-G Extremely Rare No coulter, close date, wide shield
Maris 12-G Rare No coulter, ears under AE, wide shield
Maris 12-I Rare No coulter, ears under AE, narrow shield
Maris 13-J Very Rare Straight beam, large head
Maris 14-J Very Common   Small head, straight beam, large shield
Maris 15-J Common Straight beam, horse's head too far left, large shield
Maris 15-L Scarce Straight beam, horse's head too far left
Maris 15-T Very Scarce Straight beam, horse's head too far left
Maris 15-U Very Rare Straight beam, horse's head too far left
Maris 16-J Very Rare "Protruding Tongue"
Maris 16-L Very Common "Protruding Tongue"
Maris 16-d Extremely Rare "Protruding Tongue"
Maris 16-S Unique "Protruding Tongue"
Maris 17-b Scarce Small date, straight beam, rounded plow handle
Maris 17-J Very Scarce Small date, straight beam, rounded plow handle
Maris 17-K Very Scarce Small date, straight beam, rounded plow handle
Maris 18-J Rare "Bridle" variety, Horse's head too far right
Maris 18-L Unique? "Bridle" variety, Horse's head too far right
Maris 18-M Very Common "Bridle" variety, Horse's head too far right
Maris 18-N Rare "Bridle" variety, Horse's head too far right
Maris 19-M Rare Horse's head high and leaning to the left
Maris 20-N Very Scarce 1 of date distant and leans to the left
Maris 21-N Common Large date, wide shield
Maris 21-O Rare Large date
Maris 21-P Rare Large date
Maris 21-R Extremely Rare Large date
Maris 21-R 2 known With coulter, small date, period after CAESAREA
Maris 22-P Extremely Rare No coulter, rounded shield
Maris 23-P Common With coulter, 6 incomplete
Maris 23-R Scarce With coulter, 6 incomplete
Maris 23-R Extremely Rare With coulter, small date, no period after CAESAREA
Maris 24-I 2 known Plow over 86
Maris 24-M Extremely Rare Plow over 86
Maris 24-P Common Plow over 86
Maris 24-Q Extremely Rare Plow over 86
Maris 24-R Rare Plow over 86
Maris 25-S Rare   
Maris 26-d 2 known   
Maris 26-S Rare   
Maris 80-ff Unique Possibly a contemporary counterfeit 

1787 NEW JERSEY COPPERS (75 varieties)

Variety Number Rarity Rating Notes
Maris 6-C Scarce   
Maris 6-D Very Common    
Maris 27-j Very Rare  
Maris 27-S Rare  
Maris 28-L Scarce   
Maris 28-S Rare  
Maris 29-L Very Scarce   
Maris 29-L Unique?   
Maris 30-L Scarce    
Maris 31-L Common    
Maris 32-T Common     
Maris 33-U Very Scarce    
Maris 34-J Common   
Maris 34-V Very Rare  
Maris 35-J Very Rare    
Maris 35-W 3 known   
Maris 36-J Extremely Rare  
Maris 37-J Rare "Goiter" Variety
Maris 37-f Very Scarce "Goiter" Variety
Maris 37-X Extremely Rare "Goiter" Variety
Maris 37-Y Rare "Goiter" Variety
Maris 38-L Unique  
Maris 38-Y Very Scarce   
Maris 38-Z Very Scarce   
Maris 38-a Very Scarce   
Maris 38-b Very Rare  
Maris 38-c Common  
Maris 39-a Common    
Maris 40-b Rare    
Maris 41-c Rare   
Maris 42-c Rare   
Maris 43-d Very Common    
Maris 43-Y Very Scarce   
Maris 44-c.1 Extremely Rare   
Maris 44-d Very Scarce   
Maris 45-d Rare  
Maris 45-e Rare Outlined Shield
Maris 46-e Very Common Outlined Shield
Maris 47-e Very Rare  Outlined Shield
Maris 47-e 2 known Outlined Shield
Maris 48-g Very Common    
Maris 48-X Extremely Rare  
Maris 48-f Scarce   
Maris 52-i Scarce     
Maris 53-j Scarce   
Maris 54-k Scarce "Serpent Head"
Maris 55-l Rare   
Maris 55-m Very Scarce   
Maris 56-n Very Common "Camel Head"
Maris 57-n Very Rare  
Maris 58-n Rare   
Maris 59-o Rare  
Maris 60-p Very Scarce    
Maris 61-p Rare   
Maris 62-q Very Common    
Maris 62-r 2 known   
Maris 62-r Unique   
Maris 63-q Very Common     
Maris 63-r Rare   
Maris 63-s Very Common     
Maris 64-t Very Common     
Maris 64-u Rare   
Maris 64-r Unique  
Maris 68-w Rare  
Maris 69-w 2 known   
Maris 70-x Extremely Rare   
Maris 71-y Rare   
Maris 72-z Rare  
Maris 72-aa Unique   
Maris 73-aa Rare   
Maris 73-aa Unique   
Maris 81-ll 2 known Contemporary counterfeit 
Maris 82-hh -- Delisted - this turned out to be a 1787 Maris 36-J
Maris 83-ii Extremely Rare Contemporary counterfeit 
Maris 84-kk 2 known Contemporary counterfeit  
Maris 85-nn Unique Contemporary counterfeit - existence has not been verified

1788 NEW JERSEY COPPERS (14 varieties)

Maris 49-f Rare   
Maris 50-f

Scarce

Horse's head facing left
Maris 51-g Very Rare  
Maris 65-u Rare  
Maris 66-u Extremely Rare "Braided Mane"
Maris 66-v Scarce "Braided Mane"
Maris 67-v Very Common   
Maris 74-bb Very Rare  
Maris 75-bb Very Scarce  
Maris 76-cc Extremely Rare   
Maris 77-dd Common "Running Fox"
Maris 77-dd Extremely Rare "Running Fox"
Maris 78-dd Common "Running Fox"
Maris 79-ee

2 known

Contemporary counterfeit