Rothchild Counterfeit Houston Money Show Auction January 20, 2024

LOT 8 Quartet of 1797 Cents. Includes S-135 R3 LDS Fair-2, S-140 R1 TDS AG3, S-141 R4 M-LDS VG7 net Fair-2 for a deep planchet lamination on the head, and S-143 R5 Stemless Wreath EDS VF20 net AG3 for corrosion. All dates are weak but readable. Lot of 4 coins.


1797 S-141 R5 AG3+. Glossy light brown and steel. Smooth without notable marks, but it may have been lightly cleaned long ago. EDS. The date is clear.

Ex Glenn Higbee 2/2001

LOT 11 Pair of 1798 Cents with Large 8 & Style I Hair. Includes S-147 R5- AG3, and S-148 R2 LDS (Breen VII) with a large cud break at ERTY AG3. Both are brown and chocolate with a readable date. Lot of 2 coins.

LOT 10 1797 S-143 R5 Stemless Wreath AG3. A couple points sharper with fine to moderate roughness and some old scratches hidden in the toning. Slightly glossy reddish chocolate brown. EDS. The date is strong and the legends are easily readable. The Stemless Wreath feature is obvious

Ex Bowers & Merena 11/13/1995:3167 (lot ticket included)

LOT 12 1798 S-149 R4+ Large 8, Style I Hair G4. Slightly sharper but covered with fine porosity and lightly cleaned. Steel and light olive brown. No verdigris and the only contact mark is a round punch into the leaves under the N in UNITED. MDS, Breen state II, with minor swelling at OF. The date is strong and the legends are clear.

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