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1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 168

Rarity: Scarce

Recent appearances:
"EF-45".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 459, sold for $8,625.00 Ex George H. Earle, Jr.-Henry Chapman 6/1912:3408- William F. Brown-Henry Chapman 1/1915:316-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal-Denis Loring 8/23/76-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman.  

Sharpness of EF-40 but there are some light marks on both sides.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 312, "Style 2 hair.  Sheldon-168, Rarity-3.  Cleaned long ago.", illustrated, sold for $1,207.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club