Images courtesy of Superior
"VF-30" (illustrated above). Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale",
where it was described as follows:
"1797 S-143 R5 VF30 Stemless Reverse Sharpness near EF40 with some
microscopic pitting on the lower portion of the portrait and in the right
obverse field. There are two tiny planchet voids high on the drapery and a
larger one at the dentils over the A in STATES, all as struck. The only notable
contact marks are a pair of light nicks over the hair ribbon. Glossy medium
brown. About a third of the edge clearly shows diagonal reeding (engrailed
edge--see the comments in the S-133 lot description earlier in the sale). EDS.
Graded net VF30 by Noyes and Bland, and CC#4 in both lists.
Ex Jack Collins 2/14/76-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May
25-27, 2003, Lot 431, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Doug Bird 1999-Dr. Wallace
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club