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Early Dates: 1798

1798 S145 1798 S-145

This is a nice early cent. It has severe swelling in the reverse center...other VG details with a choice planchet. I purchased this at a local shop 7/29/08...Star coin and Stamp.


1798 S145 VLDS 1798 S-145 VLDS

1798 S-145 very late die state. It has a couple of obverse planchet flaws as seen. Its housed in a PCGS VG10 holder. It has severe swelling in the reverse center. ex Allen Ross 2/23/14. ex Becker-Everhart-Ellsworth.


1798 S147 1798 S-147

I would split grade this coin G6 obverse and AG3 rev. Overall I called it at G4. Tough R5- coin. ex Tom Deck 6/8/09.


1798 S148 1798 S-148

1798 S-148 nearly terminal die state with obverse cud at ERTY. ex P Boisvert 7/1/11.


1798 S148 1798 S-148

This is a nice early cent with a cud at "RTY". It is a MDS (b). It does not have the second cud at the bust. ex Frank Leone 8/27/07.


1798 S153 1798 S-153 TDS

This is a solid early cent. Breen State VII TDS. It is a late die state with the obverse cud at k5 touching the bust. It too came from Sam Thurman's collection of cud varieties. He picked it up from Tom Reynolds 3/14/85.


1798 S153 1798 S-153 TDS

This is a lower grade cent. Grellman called it a 5+/3 TDS Breen VII. It is a late die state with the obverse cud at k5 touching the bust. It came from Sam Thurman's collection of cud coins. He picked it up from Penn Hall 2/1/90.


1798 S157 1798 S-157

This is a nice looking coin I bought from a fellow in England. It filled a hole and is one of my nicer looking early dates. It has mostly retoned from a old cleaning. It was struck from rusted dies which has left some of the detail mushy. Im hoping Grellman will call this one a F12 or 15. ex Michael Cole, London England. Thanks Mike!


1798 S161 1798 S-161

This is a AG3 variety recognizable only by the rev cud at "ATES". It is a intermediate state. I bought it from a local shop called MJ Edel on 4/29/06.


1798 S161 1798 S-161 LDS

This is a choice Grellman graded VG 7/6 for obv nicks. It has a larger cud than the above coin at "ATES". It is a Late die state Breen IX. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Chris Pilliod 1/22/98.


1798 S165 1798 S-165

This is a nice early cent with good smooth brown surfaces. I bought it EAC 2010 from Kevin Vinton 4/22/10.


1798 S167 1798 S-167 LDS

1798 S-167 R1 Style II Hair with Large 8 VG10. Glossy chocolate and light olive brwon. A small planchet void on the bust, a couple tiny splashes of darker toning in the field left of the lower curls, and a scuff of short scratches at RI in AMERICA are the only notable marks. LDS, Breen state VI. A cud break joins the first T in STATES to the rim above. ex Goldberg lot 839 1/31/11.


1798 S170 1798 S-170

I called this a VG8/6 lots of detail but lightly cleaned. I bought it EAC 2010 from Kevin Vinton 4/22/10.


1798 S172 1798 S-172 MDS

This one has nice details but has some pitting and verdigris. Grellman graded 15/6. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Presswood 5/7/87.


1798 S173 1798 S-173 LDS

This one has nice details but light porousity. It has a 45' CCW reverse rotation. The cud at "RTY is strong. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Tom Reynolds 7/26/86.


1798 S173 1798 S-173 TDS

This one has a strong cud at "LI" but the cud at "RTY" is faint due to off centering. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Jim Bishop 6/2/92.


1798 S175 1798 S-175

This one has a strong reverse cud at "U". It has a light dent at "TY" which caused A3 on the reverse to be weak. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Tom Reynolds 7/28/86.


1798 S176 1798 S-176

This one is nice but was lightly cleaned. The reverse is rotated about 30'CCW. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex S. Gilbert 10/11/86.


1798 S179 1798 S-179

Nice lower grade example of this variety. It is ex Eric Fix 10/08; ex Sam Thurman Lot 809 5/2/07; ex Lassiter 8/24/86.


1798 S180 1798 S-180 w/strong rev cud at "TATE"

Very tough coin R6-. Im going to call this one a VG7 net 4 AVG- for dents,dings,scrs,crud etc. The date is always weak due to the heavy reverse cud directly opposite the date. This is my first really rare early date. ex Stephen Chappen 5/19/09.


1798 S184 1798 S-184

Nice lower grade coin that has been lightly cleaned. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex Penn Hall 4/23/93.


1798 S185 1798 S-185

S-185 die state a. Obverse cracked from forehead to rim and from the neck to rim. VG10 net 8 for a reverse spot at ME. ex South Park Coins 1/25/11;ex Bob Matthews Cedar Rapids IA 2/13/10; ex Rod Burress; ex Darwin Palmer 1985.


1798 S185 1798 S-185

SOLD TO TOM DECK. This is a nice early cent with good smooth brown surfaces. It is a late die state with a neat die crack from the neck/throat to the rim above the bust. I called it a AG3. I bought it EAC 2010 from Kevin Vinton 4/22/10.


1798 S186 1798 S-186

This is a cool coin with a huge reverse crack from E3 to the fraction. It also has swelling at NIT which it the beginning of the LDS. Grellman calls it a VG7 M-LDS Breen VI. ex Sam Thurman 10/10/06 ex CVM 9/20/88.


1798 S187 1798 S-187

This is one of my nicest early date cents. It is a late die state with the obverse cud at k2:30. The field near the cud also has a couple of arching die cracks that can be seen in the pics. Again, this coin came from the Sam Thurman collection of large cents. He purchased it from Pen Hall at Coins & Such 12/88. It will remain in my collection for a long time!