1797 1C Rev of '95, Gripped Edge, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS65+BN

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REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS #:
1416
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Gripped
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
897,510
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 17 / 40 TIE 17 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 11 / 40 TIE 11 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 40 TIE 1 / 40 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 17 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 40 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 17 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 11 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 40 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
2 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 MS61BN PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
7 AU53 PCGS grade
10 AU50 PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade
#2 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 MS61BN PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#7 AU53 PCGS grade
#10 AU50 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1797 Gripped Edge Large Cents bear what Walter Breen described as "Irregulary spaced incuse notches and raised pellets on edge." The purpose of this edge device is unknown. Certainly, it did not serve the same purpose as the edge lettering, ornamentation, and reeding that appears on silver and gold coins (which was placed there to discourage the removal of metal by clipping or shaving). Breen suggested that it may have been a means of marking a particular batch of planchets or that the marks were on the planchets that arrived from outside sources.

Gripped edges appear only on two varieties: Sheldon 120b and 121b, which are common and semi-scarce, respectively. Mint State examples are very rare, with only two or three examples known of the two varieties combined.