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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON NC-4

Rarity: Very Rare

Recent appearances:
Fine 15.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 74. "Sheldon NC-4, Close Date, High Rarity-5", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00 (EAC: Very Good-10)  Tied with two others for Finest Known   Ex: John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Coinhunter's sale (Catherine Bullowa) of June 1994, lot 279 (unattributed); Edward Janis; EAC sale of April 1995, lot 193

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