1803 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"MS-60" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 209,
where it was described as follows:
"1803 S-245 R3 MS60 Double Profile Lustrous steel brown with peeps
of golden tan faded down from mint color in protected areas. There are a few
trivial signs of light contact in the left obverse field, mostly over the hair
ribbon, plus a small scratch between the B & E in LIBERTY. The reverse is
choice. The surfaces are smooth and lustrous, especially the reverse. E-MDS with
a fine double profile on the forehead, throat, and neck, with triple profiles on
the lips and chin. Tied for CC#3 in the Noyes census, #5 in the Bland census.
Ex Henry C. Colvin-French's #80, 10/62:137-C. Douglas Smith 3/30/92-Eric
Streiner-Superior 10/11/92:128-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman."
EF-40. Ex - Bowers & Merena
Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March
15-17, 2001, Lot 2489, "B-2, small date, small fraction"
Sources and/or recommended
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William Sheldon
Early American Coppers Club