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Obverse of 1810 Large Cent - Sheldon 285     Reverse of 1810 Large Cent - Sheldon 285

1810 LARGE CENT - 

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1777

This variety is an overdate, but it is not clear whether it is an 1810/09 or an 1810/08.  Sheldon claimed he could not tell for sure; Breen calls it an 1810/09 in his "Encyclopedia".

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
Net VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 167, "Sheldon-285", not illustrated @ $218.50

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