1797 S-142, B-32 Cent, VF30
1797 1C Reverse of 1797, Stems VF30 NGC. S-142, B-32, R.5.
No obverse die rust is noted on this early die state specimen. The
surfaces are light olive-brown with splashes of maroon patina.
Myriad surface marks include many original planchet marks and other
post-strike blemishes. Del Bland grades this piece VG10, in a tie
for ninth finest known. Bill Noyes also says VG10, tied for fifth
finest of the variety.
A Census Level Specimen
Doug Smith bought this cent in 1950 and was unable to upgrade the variety over the next 35 years. He writes on his envelope: "This variety has a very low CC and is prohibitively scarce in the high grades." Our EAC grade VG10.
Ex: Elmer's Stamp and Coin Shop (2/4/1950); C. Douglas Smith; Robert Schuman; Superior (6/2000), lot 167; Chris Victor-McCawley (9/2000).
From The Phillip Clover Collection of U.S. Large Cents. (NGC ID# 2242, Variety PCGS# 35957, Base PCGS# 1422)
Weight: 10.89 grams
Metal: 100% Copper
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