1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
above). Superior"Pre-Long Beach Sale",
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-124 R5+ F15 Slightly sharper but there is microscopic roughness in
protected areas of the reverse. Free of any notable marks, just a few trivial
ticks on both sides. Steel brown and chocolate with reddish brown toning in some
protected areas. The obverse surfaces are glossy, the reverse less so due to the
minor roughness. MDS. Tied for CC#2 in both the Noyes and Bland census listings,
and most of the census-level pieces have significant defects with less eye
appeal than this example.
Ex A. Dean Tomlinson, Jr., 4/78-Denis W. Loring 5/3/78-C. Douglas Smith-Dr.
Robert A. Schuman."
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club