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1793 LARGE CENT - SHELDON 10

Rarity: Very Scarce

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Recent appearances:
EF-40, Burnished.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5362, "Vine and Bars", plated, sold for $3,105.00

PCGS VF-30.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 72, "Sheldon-10, Vine and Bars", illustrated @ $3,450.00

Net VF-20.  Ex - Howard R. Newcomb - J. C. Morganthau & Co., #458, 2/45:11 at $70. - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 252, where it was described (in part) as follows: "1793. Wreath reverse, vine and bars edge. Sheldon-10, Rarity-4. Del Bland graded VF-20. Sharpness of Extremely Fine 40 but uniformly porous with a few very small pit marks on both sides, most noticeable on the neck. Darkish steel brown.  The coin is appealing despite the minor porosity. Minimal handling marks are visible, and the surfaces are well preserved on both sides. An important and popular variety, and certain to attract attention, especially with the Newcomb collection pedigree...These wreath cents were coined from April through July of 1793..." 

Del Bland VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 252, "Wreath reverse, vine and bars edge, Sheldon-10, Rarity-4, illustrated, sold for $3,105.00, Ex Howard R. Newcomb; J.C. Morganthau & Co., #458, 2/45:11 at $70"

Net Fine-15.  Ex - Ira S. Reed, privately, October 17, 1944 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 253, where it was described (in part) as follows: "1793. Wreath reverse, vine and bars edge. Sheldon-10, Rarity-4. Del Bland graded Fine-15. Sharpness of Very Fine 25 but uniformly and lightly porous, otherwise completely free from any defects. Dark olive, slightly lighter on the hair and not unattractive.  This is a later die state than the other example in this sale, we note the "injured rim" is present across from Liberty's face, and the reverse has the rim break over NITE of UNITED. Aside from the light porosity, the coin is very well preserved...", illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

Fine-15 Corroded Lacquered Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6630, "Sheldon-10, Vine and Bars", not illustrated, sold for $833.75

Net Fine-12, sharpness VF-30.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2693  Purchased privately from Thomas Elder in August 1910

ANACS Net VG-8, Fine Details, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7481, not illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"United States Large Cents 1793-1814" by William Noyes

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club