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1798 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON NC-2

Rarity: 5 known

Recent appearances:
"VG-8".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 493, sold for $27,600.00 Ex B. Max Mehl 2/11/34 (unattributed)- Philip Van Cleave (properly attributed in 1962)- Kagin's #340, 1/86:5171- C. Douglas Smith- Dr. Robert A. Schuman. 

"G-6".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 492, sold for $26,450.00 Purchased unattributed for $10.40 by John D. Wright on 11/1/64 from Lincoln Village Coin & Stamp (stockton, California).  The amusing story of this discovery appears in the March 2003 issue of Penny-Wise, the official newsletter of the Early American Coppers Club (EAC). 

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club