1803 LARGE CENT -
Images courtesy of Superior
"AU-58" (illustrated above).
Superior "Pre-Long Beach Sale", June 5-7, 2000, Lot 215,
where it was described as follows:
"1803 S-250 R3 AU58 A beautiful, lustrous cent with mint state
sharpness, but there are a couple dull rim nicks at RT in LIBERTY and a few
microscopic contact marks on the cheek. Choice lustrous light steel brown with
frosty tan faded down from mint color in protected areas plus a few peeps of
very faded mint red on the reverse. MDS. Outstanding eye appeal (graded MS65 by
Abe Kosoff in the 1959 Sloss sale). Called AU55 by Noyes and Bland and tied for
CC#5 in both census lists. This is the Noyes plate coin for the variety.
Ex Howard R. Newcomb (privately)-Dr. James O. Sloss 9/58, Abe Kosoff
10/21/59:82-Emanuel Taylor 10/60-R.E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co
11/73:566-Douglas Kaselitz-Gordon J. Wrubel-Myles Z. Gerson-Jerry A. Bobbe
5/10/74-C. Douglas Smith 3/30/92-Eric Streiner-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A.
- Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May
25-27, 2003, Lot 522,
sold for $6,612.50 Ex Stack's
1/2000:1593-Dr. Wallace Lee.
AU50. Ex - Superior
Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1140,
illustrated, sold for $3,910.00
Net EF-45. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan
Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 140, "Sheldon-250, Small
Date, Small Fraction", illustrated, unsold
NGC Fine-12. Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s
"Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5853,
"Sheldon-250, Small Date, Small Fraction", not plated, sold
Sources and/or recommended
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William Sheldon
Early American Coppers Club