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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 111

Rarity: Rare

Recent appearances:
AU-55.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 69, "Sheldon 111, Date Leans Right, Low Rarity-5", illustrated, not sold.  THE FINEST KNOWN.  The Early American Cents, Penny Whimsy, and Noyes Plate Coin.  (EAC: About Uncirculated 55.  The Finest Known).  Previous Sales: Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from New York Coin and Stamp's sale of the Lorin G. Parmelee Collection, June 1890, lot 732; J.F. Anger; unknown intermediary; William Sheldon; Morgenthau's sale of the Howard Newcomb Collection, February 1945, lot 123; Numismatic Gallery's sale of November 1950 (Charles Williams), lot 117; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; E. Streiner.

ANACS Net VF-20, sharpness of AU-50, Scratches, Punch Marks.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 21, "B-17", illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

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