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Obverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 3     Reverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 3


1793 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 3

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen-4, Breen 1635

Notes:
No Proofs 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 2 
1793 Sheldon 4 
1793 Sheldon NC-1

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64 Brown.  American Numismatic Rarities 07/2003, Lot 105, $115,000.00

Recent appearances:
Net grade EF-45, Sharpness grade AU-50-55.   Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2686, "Close date"  Purchased from Abe Kosoff's sale of  the T.J. Clarke Collection (April 1956, lot 3); earlier from Stack's sale of the Anderson-Dupont Collection (September 1954, lot 3"

NGC EF-40 Brown.  Bowers and Merena 01/2002:20, $17,250.00

EF-40.  Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 6, plated, sold for $37,950.00  Ex: Auction '90 (Superior's session, August 11, lot 1008)

NGC EF-40 Brown.  Bowers & Merena Galleries 01/2001:10, $20,700.00

SEGS EF-40 corroded.  Superior Galleries 05/2001:1095, "...EAC grade net F12.", not sold

VF-30, Sharpness of EF-45.  Dr. Roy Sturgeon - Bowers and Merena 01/2002:21, not sold

PCGS VF-20.  Bowers & Merena May 21, 2001, Lot 1329, illustrated, not sold

Net grade F-15 to VF-20, Sharpness EF-40.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", 11/1988:2687, "Close date, hair retooleded".  Purchased privately from Richard Picker in December 1954

Fine-15, Sharpness of EF-40, finely pitted and tooled.  Bowers and Merena Galleries January 8, 2002:22, $5,290.00

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