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1810 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 281

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1776

Notes:
This variety is an overdate, but it is unclear whether it is an 1810/09 or an 1810/08.  However, Breen calls it an 1810/09 in his "Encyclopedia".

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Significant examples:
MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 37, "B-1, Overdate", illustrated, not sold

Recent appearances:
AU-50.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 85, "Sheldon-281, 1810/09", sold for $1,207.50

EF-40.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 86, "Sheldon-281, 1810/09", sold for $862.50

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 164, "Sheldon-281, 1810/09", plated, sold for $747.50

VF-25.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 105, "Sheldon-281", plated, sold for $431.25

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 378, "10 over 09. Sheldon-281, Rarity-1", illustrated, sold for $3,105.00  Ex: James G. Macallister 5/28/45 as "Unc. Superb" at $50.

Del Bland graded Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 379, "10 over 9. Sheldon-281, Rarity-1", illustrated, sold for $460.00

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