1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"EF-45" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:150,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-128 R3- EF45 Glossy dark chocolate brown. The surfaces are
smooth and choice, especially the obverse. Late die state with the obverse
extensively cracked and the "descending ramp" (area between two
parallel cracks left of the lower curls) clear. Tied for CC#5 in both the Noyes
and Bland census listings. Comes with an outstanding pedigree.
Ex Dr. Thomas Hall 9/7/09-Virgil M. Brand-M.C. Brown-Associated Coin Auction
Co. 10/55:1159 - Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H. Sheldon 1/57-C. Douglas Smith-Dr.
Robert A. Schuman."
Del Bland graded
VF-30. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001,
Lot 298, "Sheldon-128, Low Rarity-3. Ex: New England Rare
Coin Auctions 7/78:73; Dr. Willard J. Carmel, Jr., Jack H. Beymer 8/4/82;
Jack H. Robinson: Superior Galleries 1/89: 250; Jack H. Beymer; Grant O.
Reed; Superior Stamp & Coin 9/98:1162.", $604.00
VF-25. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of
Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2457,
"B-23, Rev. of 1797" $529.00
Del Bland graded VG-7. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 201,
Lot 299, "Off-Center. Sheldon-128, Low Rarity-3",
Fine-12. Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection
Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 98, "Sheldon-128, Rev. of 1797",
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club