1793 LARGE CENT -
Rarity: Very Scarce
No Proof examples are known of this variety.
This was the only use of the obverse die.
The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1793 Sheldon 3
1793 Sheldon NC-1
Images courtesy of WH
PCGS MS-65 Brown. Purchased in London, England in 1891 by the Washington coin dealer, B.H.
Collins - purchased in 1919 for $500 by DR. Beckwith - Henry Chapman - B.
Max Mehl - R.E. Naftzger - traded to Herman Halpern - Jonathan Kern,
offered in the December 3, 2001 issue of Coin World for $287,000
PCGS AU-55 and Del Bland graded
AU-50. Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles,
Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001,
Lot 249, "Chain Reverse, "AMERICA" in legend, Sheldon-2,
Rarity-4, illustrated, sold for $77,625.00, Ex: From a little old lady who carried the coin in her purse;
Sotheby's (London) #LN5588 10/95:1392; William P. Paul (American Heritage
Minting) 8/16/96; Denis W. Loring; John B. MacDonald"
Net grade VF-35, Sharpness VF-35. Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The
Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", 11/1988:2685, "Rarity 4+, widest
date" Purchased by Albert Holden for $56.50, probably from
PCGS VF-25. Bowers and Merena, Inc. "John A. Van Arsdall and Antelope
Valley Silver Dollar Collections", January 1993, Lot 258 - William
Walser collection - Bowers and Merena 07/2002:18, "...F-15, sharpness of
VF-30 or better, fine corrosion...", $9,775.00
PCGS VF-25. Bowers & Merena Galleries January 3, 2001:9, $8,912.50
ANACS Net Good-6. Superior Galleries
05/2001:1094, "...EAC grade net G5...", $2,127.50
Good-6. Bowers and
Ex – American Numismatic Rarities
Fair-2. Heritage 10/2000:6626, $603.75
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club