||1797 1C Reverse of 1795, Gripped Edge, S-120b, B-2b, R.2 -- Burnished -- NGC Details. AU. Our EAC Grade VF20. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. S-120b and S-121b are the only Sheldon varieties with a Gripped Edge, described as "irregularly spaced incuse notches and raised pellets on edge" in the Breen reference. The present chocolate-brown cent has only slight circulation wear, but the surfaces have been wiped to reduce granularity. Some corrosion is still evident over the N in ONE and on the top of Liberty's shoulder. The portrait exhibits numerous light pinscratches. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $50.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $2232.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.