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1802 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 242

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 19

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 30, "...VF-35, sharpness of AU-50 or nearly so, scattered light corrosion...", illustrated, unsold

"EF-45".  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 518, sold for $6,037.50 Ex George L. Davis, Stack's 4/10/54:1613-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman, Superior 2/18/02:1281-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

"VF-30".  Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 78, $253.00

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club