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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 107

Rarity: Very Rare

Recent appearances:
VF-20.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 68, "Sheldon 107, Wide Date, High Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $5,520.00 THE DISCOVERY SPECIMEN.  The Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and Noyes Plate Coin.  Previous Sales: Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Ebenezer Gilbert's Collection as his No. 17, the die state discovery coin; Tom Elder's sale of the Henry C. Miller Collection, April 1917, lot 738; Henry C. Hines; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner in December 1993."  

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