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1812 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 290

Rarity: Common

Recent appearances:
MS-60 Cleaned.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5407, "Sheldon-290", not plated, sold for $1610.00

EF-40 Burnished.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5406, "Sheldon-290", not plated, sold for $402.50

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 174, "Sheldon-290, Brown, Small Date", plated, sold for $575.00

EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2523, "B-2, small date", sold for $1,150.00

ANACS VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2524, "B-2, small date", sold for $276.00

ANACS VF-25, EF Details, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7492, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

Fine-12.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 107, "Sheldon-290, small date", not plated, sold for $138.00

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