1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of
"AU-50" (illustrated above).
"Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:153,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-131 R2+ AU50 Stemless Wreath Frosty steel brown and
chocolate with mint luster in protected areas, especially on the reverse. There
is a dull nick left of the C in CENT and a couple light marks at RI in AMERICA,
none of these at all distracting. EDS. Graded AU50 (choice) and CC#1 by a full
10 points over the second best example in the Noyes census. The obverse and
reverse are plated in Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. Comes with a long,
Ex Peter Mougey-William H. Woodin-Thomas L. Elder #43, 9/1910:28-Dr. Henry W.
Beckwith-S.H. Chapman 4/23:11-Elmer S. Sears-Howard R. Newcomb-J.C. Morgenthau
& Co. #458, 2/45:155-Leonard M. Holland-Pennypacker Auction Centre 5/59-C.
Douglas Smith-Bertram Cohen 3/30/85-C. Douglas Smith-Herman Halpern, Stack's
3/16/88:132-Roxanne Greenstein 8/25/88-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
ANACS EF-40. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", 01/2001:25,
VG-10. Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection
Sale, 10/2000:99, "Sheldon-131, No Stems", $264.50
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club