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1797 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 135

Rarity: Very Scarce

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 424, sold for $14,375.00 Ex Jim McGuigan 1999-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61 Brown.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 149, "Rev. of 1797", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 301, "Sheldon-135, High Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

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