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1793 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 13

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 20

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
Net VF-20, sharpness VF-25.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2696  Purchased at ANA Convention Sale, August 22, 1953

PCGS Fine-12.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 23, "...VG-10, sharpness of F-12, light roughness...", illustrated, unsold

F-12, Sharpness of VF-25. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 28, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-. Liberty Cap," illustrated, sold for $6,900.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins)

ANACS VG-10. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 29, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-," illustrated, not sold.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

SEGS VG-10.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 30, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-," illustrated, sold for $1,840.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

VG-10.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 31, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-," illustrated, sold for $8,913.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins) in March 1998 

VG-8.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 75, "Sheldon-13, illustrated @ $6,900.00

ANACS Net VG-8, sharpness of Fine-12, Corroded.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 15, "B-20", illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

VG-8.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 32, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-," illustrated, sold for $5,175.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins).  Earlier, from Superior Galleries' sale of the G. Lee Kuntz Collection (though not owned by GLK); Tom Morley to Fred Clymer

VG-8. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 16, "B-20", illustrated, sold for $8,050.00

VG-7, sharpness of F-15, rough.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 33, "S-13, Breen-20, Rarity-4-," illustrated, sold for $3,220.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

VG-7, sharpness of F-12, planchet roughness.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 34, "S-13, Breen-20," illustrated, not sold.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins)

AG-3.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2413, "B-20" sold for $2,645.00

AG-3, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5363, not illustrated, sold for $1,840.00 

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