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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 116

Rarity: Rare

Recent appearances:
VF-35.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 70, "Sheldon 116, 6 High, Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $5,175.00(EAC: Very Fine-25.  Third Finest Known).  Previous Sales: Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Dr. George P. French; B. Max Mehl's 1929 FPL, lot 134; T. James Clarke in 1944; B. Max Mehl; B. Max Mehl's April 1949 mail bid sale, lot 2327; B. Max Mehl; Mehl's 1950 mail bid sale, lot 2326; William Sheldon in April 1972; R.E. Naftzger in February 1992; Eric Streiner in December 1993."  

VG-8.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 71, "Sheldon 116, 6 High, Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $2,875.00  Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Coin Galleries' sale of August 1989, lot 2254"  

Del Bland graded AG-3.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 146, illustrated, sold for $195.00

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