Previous variety | Next variety | 1798 Large Cents by VarietyDraped Bust Large Cents by Date | Large Cents by Type

Obverse of 1798 Large Cent - Sheldon 170     Reverse of 1798 Large Cent - Sheldon 170


1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 170

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-55 Brown.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 26, "B-29", illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

"XF-40, Cleaned, Retoned" (illustrated above).  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5046, "Second Hair Style, Sheldon-170, High Rarity-3", not illustrated, sold for $230.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 110, "Sheldon-170, Second Hair Style", illustrated @ $1,380.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 314, "Style 2 hair.  Sheldon-170, Rarity-3.  Ex: Superior Galleries 2/76:1443", illustrated, sold for $1,150.00

Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 315, "Style 1 Hair.  Sheldon-170, Rarity-3.  Ex. James G. Macallister 2/20/45 as 'Ex. Fine' at $20.", illustrated, sold for $747.00

Net VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 111, "Sheldon-170, Second Hair Style", illustrated @ $1,092.50

Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 316, "Sheldon-170, Rarity-3.", not illustrated, sold for $270.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club