1796 LARGE CENT -
Rarity: Very Rare
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."
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William H. Sheldon
Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
Early American Coppers Club