Images courtesy of Superior
"VG-8+ (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:171,
where it was described as follows:
"1797 NC-5 R-6 VG8+. Slightly sharper with a disjointed dull scratch
down at the O in ONE and C in CENT plus a few light nicks scattered about both
sides. Glossy steel brown and dark chocolate. LDS with die cracks at RTY. A nice
example for the grade in spite of the minor marks. Called VG8 tied for CC#6 by
both Noyes and Bland.
Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. via John J. Ford 8/60-Robert J. Kissner 10/60-C.
Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club