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Obverse of 1797 Large Cent - Sheldon 126     Reverse of 1797 Large Cent - Sheldon 126


1797 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 126

Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 297, "Sheldon-126, Rarity-3.  Ex: Joseph F. Saum: Mayflower Coin Auctions 3/57:162; Willard C. Blaisdell; Del Bland; Glenn A. Kemp 6/22/86; Del Bland; Dr. Willard J. Carmel, Jr; Superior Stamp & Coin 9/97:209", illustrated, sold for $1,322.00

VF-30.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 96, "Sheldon-126, rev. of 1797", illustrated, unsold

NGC VF-20.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 97, "Sheldon-126, Rev. of 1797, Brown", not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Fine-12 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1631, "MDS", illustrated, sold for $546.25

Fine-12.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2456, "B-16, Rev. of '97, stems" sold for $690.00

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