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1800 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 208

Rarity: Scarce

Recent appearances:
VF-45, Scratched.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5376, not illustrated, not sold
 

VF-30 Burnished, laquered.  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5402, "Sheldon-208", not plated, sold for $402.50 -Ex: David Proskey; Henry C. Hines; Dr. William H. Sheldon; Dorothy I. Paschal; Ray Chatham (1972); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. Collection (Superior, 9/86), Lot 303, where it realized $242.

Del Bland graded VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 333, "Sheldon-208, Rarity-3.  Ex: John R. Cogswell; Thomas L. Elder 12/14:385: Dr. George P. French 3/21/29: B. Max Mehl F.P.L. 1929:251: Henry A. Sternberg 9/30: T. James Clarke, 1944, B. Max Mehl; B. Max Mehl M.B.S. #112 4/49:2336: Willard C. Blaisdell 8/77; Denis W. Loring 9/77: William R. T. Smith: Early American Coppers 1/79: 109; G. Lee Kuntz; Superior Galleries 10/91:231: Robert E. Matthews (Matthews Money Tree Co.) 4/24/94: Stuart 'Mac' MacDonald; Heritage Numismatic Auctions 9/97:5146.", illustrated, sold for $604.00

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

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club