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1811 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 287

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 35, illustrated, not sold

AU-50+ (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 17, unsold, ". . . S-287 . . . sharpness close to mint state but dipped long ago. . . a couple of tiny, light nicks on the cheek, two more close under star 5, and a dull, very light scratch that meanders in the field above the head.  MDS."

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 36, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS graded AU-50 and Del Bland graded F-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 382, "Sheldon-287, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $1,437.00  Ex: Ira S. Reed, privately 12/6/44 as "E.F." at $37.50

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 38, "...VF-20, sharpness of VF-35, smoothed corrosion...", illustrated, unsold

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 169, illustrated, unsold

VF-35.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5397, not illustrated, sold for $920.00  Ex M. A. Brown; S.H. and Henry Chapman (4/1897), lot 1112; George H. Earle, Jr.; Henry Chapman (6/12), lot 3451; unknown intermediaries; Lester Merkin (9/74), lot 285; Kenneth M. Goldman; Bruce Leopard; Jack H. Beymer (11/86); Steven K. Ellsworth (1/87); unknown intermidiaries; Steven Ellsworth; Early American Copper Sale (Philadelphia; 5/96), lot 177 

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 383, illustrated, sold for $805.00

VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 170, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

VF-20 Rim Bumps.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6644, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

PCGS VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 171, not illustrated, sold for $672.75

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 172, not illustrated, sold for $287.50

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 173, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

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