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Obverse of 1797 Large Cent - Sheldon NC-5     Reverse of 1797 Large Cent - Sheldon NC-5


Rarity: Very Rare

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
"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."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club