1797 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"EF-45" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:163,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-139 R1 EF45 Nice glossy chocolate brown with a dozen tiny
specks of darker olive toning on the obverse and some reddish chocolate toning
on the right side of the reverse. The surfaces are smooth with just a few
trivial ticks on both sides, the only notable one a small rim nick at T in
UNITED. Sharply struck LDS, the obverse die cracks clear. Tied for CC#6 in the
Bland census, #8 in the Noyes census.
Ex Dr. Charles A. Cass-Stack's 11/57:143-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A.
VF-20. Ex - Bowers &
Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II",
March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2459, "B-21, Rev. of 97, Stems"
sold for $287.50
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club