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Obverse of 1804 Large Cent - Sheldon 266     Reverse of 1804 Large Cent - Sheldon 266


1804 LARGE CENT - 
SHELDON 266

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1

Images courtesy of Dirk Loebbers

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65 Brown.  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1145, illustrated, "EAC grade MS63", $747.50

EF-45 Corroded.  Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5388, "S-266b", $3,450.00

PCGS VF-35.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 33, "S-266c, B-1", illustrated, sold for $6,210.00  From Stack's sale of June 16-18, 1987, Lot 1126.  Earlier from Stack's sale of the Milton A. Homes Collection, October 1960, Lot 1449, and Stack's session of Auction'86, Lot 1529

NGC VF-35.  Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 533, sold for $6,152.50

VF-30.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 32, "S-266a. B-1", $4,370.00

PCGS VF-25.  & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", 06/2001:28, "S-266c, B-1", $2,645.00

Net VF-20.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 153, $2,070.00

Net VF-20.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 154, "Sheldon-266c, Original", plated, sold for $2,070.00

ANACS Net Fine-15, VF Details, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7490, "S-266a", not illustrated, sold for $1,322.50  Ex Garrett Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/79), lot 113

PCGS Fine-12.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 33, "...VG-8, two points sharper, minor reverse scale...", illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

Net Fine-12, sharpness of VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2497, "S-266a, B-1, Original",  sold for $1,955.00  From the Bowers and Merena sale of the Paul S. Mory Collection, June 2000, Lot 153; earlier purchased from Del Bland, April 15, 1989

Fine-12.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 82, "Sheldon-266c", sold for $1,265.00

ANACS Corroded Tooled, VF Details, Net Fine-12.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5856, "Sheldon-266b", not plated, sold for $1,092.50

Del Bland graded VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 365, "Sheldon-266a, Rarity-2.  Ex: James G. Macallister 6/19/45 at $85.", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

VG-8.  Stack's 03/2001:97, "Sheldon-266c", $488.75

Net VG-8, sharpness of Fine-15.  bowers & Merena 03/2001, Lot 2499, "B-1", $1,092.50

Net G-5, sharpness of VG-8.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2498, "B-1", sold for $414.00

Good-4.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 83, "Sheldon-266c, Reverse Rim Break", sold for $517.50

Good-4.  Ex - Bowers & Merena 03/2001:2500, "B-1", sold for $805.00

ANACS net AG3.  Ex - Superior 05/2001, Lot 1144, not illustrated, "....S-266b..." $402.50

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club