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Obverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 1     Reverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 1


Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
Net grade Fine-15, Sharpness grade Fine-15.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2684, "Sheldon-1, Raity-4"  Purchased privately by Albert Holden from Henry Chapman, before 1913

NGC Fine-12 Brown.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 8, "B-1", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS VG-10.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 356, sold for $5,750.00

Del Bland AG-3.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 139, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00

Fair-2.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5394, "Sheldon-1", not plated, sold for $1,552.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club