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1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 166

Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 32

   

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", January 2002, Lot 103 - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 28, "...EF-45, sharpness of AU-50 or a trifle finer, minor obverse corrosion...", illustrated, sold for $2.990.00

Del Bland graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 302, "Large Date.  Sheldon-166, Rarity-1.  Ex. Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co.: Federal Brand Enterprises 9/66:39: Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co.; Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co. MBS#279: 9/68:1151: Hollinbeck Kagin Coin Co.: A.M. "Art" Kagin 10/6/89: Chris Victor-McCawley (CVM): Thomas D. Reynolds: Early American Coppers 4/2000:204.", illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

VF-35.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 107, "Sheldon-166, Second Hair Style", not plated, sold for $862.50

VF-35.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 87, "Sheldon-166, Large Date, Whisker Variety", plated, sold for $603.75  Ex-Stack's October 1999 Sale, lot 59

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club