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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 19b     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 19b


1794 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 19

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of WH

Subvarieties (2):
Sheldon 19a - Edge device of 1793 
Sheldon 19b - Edge device of 1794

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55 and Del Bland graded VF-25.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 256, " 'Head of 1793', Sheldon-19B, High Rarity-4, illustrated, sold for $14,375.00, Ex: Purchased from a coin shop in Peoria, Illinois by Jerry W. Wienzierl, Jr. 2/7/99; Thomas D. Reynolds 3/1999: Denis W. Loring 2/2000; Robert C. Clark; 2000 ANA (Bowers and Merena Galleries):215."

Fine-12, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5364, "S-19b, Head of 1793", not illustrated, sold for $230.00 

ANACS Net VG-8, Fine Details, Corroded, Burnished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7482, "S-19b", not illustrated, sold for $661.25

Net Good-5, sharpness Fine-12.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2698  Purchased by Albert Holden, prior to 1913

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