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1793 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 16

Rarity: Very Rare

Recent appearances:
G-5, sharpness of VG-10, scratched and dented. Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 78, "S-16, Breen-19, Rarity-6+," illustrated, not sold.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Earlier, from Stack's sale of Anderson-Dupont Collection (Charles Dupont), September 1954, Lot 24; Dr. Charles Ruby to Denis Loring, via Superior Stamp and Coin, privately; Loring to John Adams; Dr. C.R. Chambers to Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz to Richard V. Punchard; Robinson S. Brown, Jr. to J.R. Frankenfield, privately; Superior Galleries' sale of the Frankenfield Collection, February 2001, Lot 207

Good-4.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 79, "S-16, Breen-19, Rarity-6+," illustrated, sold for $9,200.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  From Superior Galleries' sale of the Wes Rasmussen Collection, February 1998, Lot 794.  Earlier from Fred Borcherdt to James E. Long (JEL Coins) to Paul Langseth

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