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Obverse of 1798 Large Cent - Sheldon 163     Reverse of 1798 Large Cent - Sheldon 163


1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 163

Rarity: Very Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1723
   

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Recent appearances:
VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2463, sold for $2,070.00

Del Bland VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 310, "Small date.  Sheldon-163, Low Rarity-4.  Ex: Chris Victor-McCawley (CVM) 10/85: Jack H. Robinson: Superior Galleries 1/89:328: Charles L. Wiggins: McLaughlin & Robinson Coins #4392 9/89:266.", illustrated, sold for $437.00

VG-10 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1648, "Removed from a PCGS slab graded F12", illustrated, sold for $690.00

VG-8.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 106, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William Sheldon

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club