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1808 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 279

Rarity: Very Common

Recent appearances:
Net VF-20, sharpness of EF-45.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2513, "B-3"  sold for $207.00

Del Bland graded Sharpness VF-30 but tooled.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 374, "Sheldon-279, Rarity-1.  Ex: Ira S. Reed, privately circa 1945 as "Unc." at $40.", illustrated, sold for $391.00

VF-20.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1150, illustrated, sold for $431.25

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