1800 LARGE CENT -
Rarity: Very Scarce
Images courtesy of Superior
"VF-35" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", 06/2000:190,
where it was described as follows:
"1800 S-199 R4 VF35 Sharper by 5-10 points but there is a streak of
reddish chocolate toning slanting across the reverse from the first T in STATES
to the C in AMERICA, and this streak contains a few small spots of very light
verdigris, strongest at the base of T in CENT. The only contact marks are a
dull, very faint scratch near the dentils opposite the neck, a light rim bruise
at the T in UNITED, and a small rim nick at the first S in STATES. Recolored
glossy olive brown and steel with splashes of reddish chocolate on the reverse
and some frosty tan in protected areas of the obverse. LDS. The reverse die is
extensively cracked and swollen and there is a small but strong cud joining the
F in OF to the rim. A sharp, attractive cent in spite of the minor defects.
Called net VF35 tied for CC#2 by Noyes, net VF30 CC#3 by Bland.
Ex W.S. Sisson-Henry Chapman 4/12/1916:1007 - Frank Hussey-New Netherlands Coin
Co. #54, 4/23/60:1410-C. Douglas Smith 10/60-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H.
Sheldon 4/19/72-R.E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-1994 EAC Sale, lot
256-Anthony Terranova-Michael Arconti."
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club