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1813 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 293

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

Images courtesy of Ira and Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Significant examples:
NGC MS-63 Brown.  Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 39, "...AU-50 or so...", illustrated, sold for $5,980.00

Recent appearances:
MS-63 Brown.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1403

"AU-50".  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 568, sold for $5,175.00 Ex Abe Kosoff Estate, Bowers & Merena 11/4/85:138-Robert Schick, Heritage 2002 FUN Sale, lot 5359 (wrong photo in catalog)-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

VF-30.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2528 sold for $483.00

VF-30.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5398, not illustrated, sold for $977.50  Ex Oscar J. Pearl; Numismatic Gallery F.L.P. (1944), lot 233; Numismatic Gallery; Sol Kaplan M.B.S. (5/45), lot 88; Numismatic Gallery; 1946 ANA (Num. Gallery #38), lot 1448; Lee G. Lahrman; Abe Kosoff (2/63), lot 286; G. Lee Kuntz; Superior Galleries (10/91), lot 238; Thomas D. Reynolds; unknown intermediaries; Early American Copper Sale (Philadelphia, 5/96), lot 178 

Net VF-20.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, 10/2000, Lot 177, $218.50

PCGS graded AU-55 and Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ira S. Reed, privately 6/21/45 at $25 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 392, "Close star variety, Sheldon-293, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $1,840.00 

Del Bland graded VF-25.  Superior Galleries 2/91:769 - Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", 02/2001:393, $391.00 

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