Large Cent Type Set (1793-1857)
My specialty is ‘Lincoln Cents with Major Varieties, Circulation Strikes and Proof (1909-Present)’ and except for a few pieces in that set that to me are “unobtanium”, the set is complete. Therefore, I decided to add a quality type set prior to 1909 to show the historical progression of designs.
I have previously posted a couple of discussions related to this journey. Now I am at a crossroads because adding the last three examples in the set will be costly even in lower grades. Following is a link to the registry set. Please have a look at the TrueViews for the 4 pieces:
I am proudest of the 1808. It is the crown jewel of my entire collection. It has quite a history as detailed in the following link to its last auction in 2017:
For any EAC experts out there, I would like your opinions on grades for the 1797 and 1808 based on EAC standards, which differ significantly from the TPGs. Even though having the coin in hand is important for grading, I can say the TrueView images are very accurate. I do have a grade for the 1808 from the highly respected EAC dealer from whom I purchased the coin.