Heritage’s providing of U.S. Colonial cash from the Donald G. Partrick Assortment totaled $4,750,299 on March 17 and 18, led by some extraordinary New Jersey copper points. On the prime was a novel 1787 New Jersey copper situation, with the initials WM — for Walter Mould — boldly impressed within the die between the horse head and the plow. It’s cataloged as Maris 62.5-r utilizing the numbering system established by Edward Maris in his 1881 work, A Historic Sketch of the Cash of New Jersey. The variability was unknown to Maris, because it was first extensively revealed solely in 1994 when scholar Michael Hodder revealed it within the Could 2 situation of Coin World, calling it “essentially the most spectacular, vital discovery within the subject of early American and state copper numismatics.”
Heritage writes, “It appears affordable to recommend that the WM Above Plow kind was Mould’s preliminary design for the New Jersey coppers and, therefore, that the Maris 62.5-r is the primary selection struck at Morristown.” Graded wonderful 15 by Numismatic Warranty Corp., the good-looking and vital New Jersey copper realized $264,000.