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New Jersey copper

Object Number: 
INV.13864a
Date: 
1786
Medium: 
Copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm)
Marks: 
Struck: Obverse: NOVA CAESAREA 1786 Struck: Reverse: E. PLURIBUS. UNUM
Description: 
New Jersey copper. Obverse: a horse's head above a plow. Reverse: the union shield.
Gallery Label: 
The state of New Jersey struck its own coins from 1786 until 1790. Its coins were the first to have the national motto on them.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group