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1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 172

Rarity: Common

Significant examples:
"MS-60".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 465, sold for $25,300.00 Ex Dr. William H. Sheldon-Dorothy Paschal-Darwin B. Palmer 9/17/71-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman. 

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 317,"Sheldon-172,  High Rarity-2.  Ex: Douglas F. Bird 6/85: Jack H. Robinson: Superior Galleries 1/89:351.", illustrated, sold for $719.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club