1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"AU-55" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:161,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-138 R1 AU55 The obverse is glossy steel brown with lots of
golden tan in the protected areas. The reverse is glossy steel brown and
chocolate with traces of golden tan in protected areas and four small spots of
reddish chocolate toning, largest at ATE and under UN. Just a couple trivial
contact marks on both sides. MDS. Graded MS60 net AU50 tied for CC#8 by Noyes,
AU55 tied for CC#6 by Bland.
Ex R. McAusland 9/20/52-Willard C. Blaisdell-Gordon J. Wrubel-World-Wide Coin
Investments, Ltd.-American Auction Association 2/74:859-Myles Z. Gerson
6/11/74-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
AU-50. Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan
Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 101, "Sheldon-138, Rev. of
Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature
Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5400, "Sheldon-138", $287.50
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club