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1797 1C Reverse of 1797, Stems MS63 Brown PCGS....

2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 31, 2009
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Delightful 1797 S-135 Cent, MS63 Brown
1797 1C Reverse of 1797, Stems MS63 Brown PCGS. S-135, R.3. A Nichols Find survivor, this Select Mint State piece has gorgeous chocolate and tan surfaces with a hint of underlying faded red on each side, especially close to the devices and letters. The fields are prooflike, the strike is bold, and the overall eye appeal is excellent. For the connoisseur who appreciates high grade 18th century type coins, this piece will be a welcome addition. The Nichols Find was a hoard of high grade 1796 and 1797 large cents uncovered during the Civil War, and quickly distributed into numismatic channels. The size of the hoard may have been 1000 to 1500 pieces, and few of them have actually survived since then. MRB MS60.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 2242, PCGS# 1422)

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