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1793 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 14

Rarity: Rare

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
Net EF-40, sharpness congruent.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2697 Purchased privately from Fred Baldwin on May 26, 1954

Fine-12.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 76, "Sheldon-14, Bisecting Die Crack", illustrated, $5,750.00

VG-10.  Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 66, "S-14, Breen-17, Rarity-5-, Bisecting Die Crack," illustrated, sold for $8,050.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins). Ex. R.T. Davis; Stack's sale of February 1968, Lot 13; NERCA's 1979 ANA sale, Lot 1413; Dr. William Rubin; Superior Galleries' sale of January 1985, lot 44; Tom Morley, Superior Galleries' sale of the G. Lee Kuntz Collection (though not consigned by GLK), October 1991, Lot 672; Superior Galleries' sale of the Robinson S. Brown Collection, January 1996, Lot 19.

Del Bland VG-8.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 254, "Liberty cap, Sheldon-14, Low Rarity-5, illustrated, sold for $5,250.00, Ex. Ira S Reed, privately, 11/13/44 at $100"

VG-7.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 67, "S-14, Breen-17, Rarity-5-," illustrated, sold for $4,830.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection. Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins)

VG-7, sharpness of VG-20, rough surfaces.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 68, "S-14, Breen-17, Rarity-5-," illustrated, sold for $2,645.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

G-6.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 69, "S-14, Breen-17, Rarity-5-," illustrated, sold for $3,220.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

G-4, sharpness of VG-8, finely pitted.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 71, "S-14, Breen-17, Rarity-5-," illustrated, sold for $3,105.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

Net G-4, sharpness of G-7.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2414, "B-17" sold for $2,070.00

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