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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 119

Rarity: Scarce

Significant examples:
MS-64 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 22, "B-40", illustrated, sold for $5,980.00  The Nichols Find Cent

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 Red & Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1128, illustrated, "...EAC graded MS60+.", not sold

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 415, sold for $7,187.50 Ex Gary Ruttenberg, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 8/19/95:159-Dr. Wallace Lee.  

NGC MS-62.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 93, "Sheldon-119, Rev. of 1797, Brown", illustrated @ $5,290.00

PCGS MS-62 Brown and Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 294, "Draped Bust, reverse of 1797.  Sheldon-119, Rarity-3.  Ex: Henry Chapman: Henry Chapman 6/09:745: A.J. "Alvin" Fink; H.O. Granberg; William H. Woodin; The United States Coin Co. 5/15:203; George E. Chatillon; B. Max Mehl M.B.S. #92 11/38:1716: Milton A. Holmes: Stack's 10/60:1391; Dr. E. Yale Clark; Stack's 10/75:48; Paramount International Coin Corp. F.P.L. #12, 1976; Paramount International Coin Corp. F.P.L.'s 1977-1978; Paramount International Coin Corp. 9/78:8; Paramount International Coin Corp F.P.L.'s 1979; Paramount International Coin Corp 4/79:4; Paramount International Coin Corp; Paramount International Coin Corp. 11/79:1046.", illustrated, sold for $6,037.00

NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 145, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 21, plated, sold for $6,612.50  Ex: Stack's sale of January 14, 1987, lot 840; earlier ex New Netherlands/Seaby sale of November 15, 1973, lot 434, pedigreed there as ex David Proskey, Henry Hines, Homer K. Downing, Scheer (1949), Dr. William Sheldon

About Good-3.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1130, not illustrated, not sold

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