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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 106

Rarity: Rare

Recent appearances:
MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 67, "Sheldon 106, Date Slants Right, Rarity-5", plated, illustrated  (EAC: About Uncirculated-55.  Tied with one other for finest known.)  Previous Sales: Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Stack's (privately) in March, 1959; C. Douglass Smith, in September 1959; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in May 1992."

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