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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 102

Rarity: Very Scarce

Recent appearances:
EF-45.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 66, "Sheldon 102, Defects over Date, Rarity-4, Reverse Type of '94", illustrated, sold for $5,980.00 The Noyes Plate Coin, (EAC: Extremely Fine-40.  Tied with two others for Finest Known).  Previous Sales: Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from B. Max Mehl's sale of the Frederci W. Geiss Collection, February 1947, lot 31; Lee Lahrmann; Abe Kosoff's sale of February 1963, lot 183; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in December 1993.'"  

NGC Good-4.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1336, illustrated, not sold

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