1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"EF-45" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:160,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-137 R2 EF45 Choice uniform glossy chocolate brown. There is
a barely visible rim bruise left of the lowest curl, otherwise defect-free.
E-MDS, the obverse die shows some light flaking in the fields and the reverse is
just starting to swell at RICA. Graded AU50 (choice) by both Noyes and Bland,
tied for CC#1 in the Noyes list, #3 in the Bland list. Perhaps they gave it a
little boost due to the outstanding eye appeal. It's a beautiful cent.
Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Lillian Scheer-Homer K. Downing 1949-Dr.
William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R.E. Naftzger, Jr.-Denis W. Loring-Jack H. Beymer
6/17/75-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
Del Bland VG-10, Sharpness of
VF-20. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles'
"The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001,
Lot 147, illustrated, sold for $195.00
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club