||1797 1C Reverse of 1797, No Stems, S-132, B-28, High R.5, VF35 NGC. Our EAC Grade VF20. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A highly elusive die variety identified by the B in LIBERTY: the upper serif is absent, and the lower serif is doubled. The wreath lacks stems, further aiding attribution. This sea-green and lilac-red cent displays considerable hair detail, although the strike is soft on portions of the date and ONE CENT. An obverse rim knock is noted at 9 o'clock, and thin marks are present west of the 1 in the date, inside the obverse rim at 3 o'clock, and on the reverse near NE and ME. Bill Noyes ranks this piece as eight finest known. Our EAC grade would place this example as tied for fourth finest in Del Bland's Census. 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 @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $3290.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.