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Obverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 98     Reverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 98


1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 98

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
PCGS VF-30.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 89, "Sheldon-98, Rev. of 1796", illustrated, unsold

"Fine-12" (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1615, "MDS", illustrated, sold for $1092.50

Del Bland graded VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 288, "Sheldon-98, High Rarity-3.  Ex: 1957 ANA (Federal Coin Exchange): 821; Dr. Charles L. Ruby 12/72; Superior Stamp & Coin; Superior Galleries 8/75:93; Roger S. Cohen, Jr.; Superior Galleries 2/92:774; Chris Victor-McCawley (CVM) F.P.L. #37 9/92: Dr. Willard J. Carmel, Jr., Superior Stamp & Coin 9/97:193.", illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

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