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1793 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 12

Rarity: Very Rare

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
VG-8, sharpness of VF-25, altered surfaces.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 27, "S-12, Breen-21, Rarity-6-. Liberty Cap," illustrated, not sold.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Earlier, B. Max Mehl's sale of the Frederic W. Geiss Collection, February 1947, Lot 13; Christian M. Peterson; Hollinbeck Coin Company to Harold Bareford in 1956, privately; Bareford to Herman Halpern in 1985; Stack's sale of the Herman Halpern Collection, March 1988, Lot 14; Superior Galleries's sale of J.R. Frankenfield Collection, February 2001, Lot 203.

SEGS VF-30 Corroded and Burnished
- Fred H. Borcherdt
- James E. Long
- Superior 1/2005:71, "Noyes graded VF20 net VG7, his photo #27282.  Tied for CC#5 of this rare variety

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