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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 26     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 26


1794 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 26

Rarity: Common

Images courtesy of WH

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 368, sold for $6,900.00

"Extremely Fine-45".  Ex - Superior Galleries New York ANA Sale, August 1-3, 2002, Lot 209, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1794. S-26 R2. Extremely Fine 45. Frosty reddish steel brown with mint luster covering the protected areas, especially on the reverse. There is a nick in the field off the eyebrow and a few tiny planchet chips near the dentils at TY down to the dentils opposite the nose, as struck. M-LDS, Breen state VI. The clashmarks and die cracks are visible but the die has not yet failed at CE in CENT. A sharp, attractive cent."

Recent appearances:
Fine-15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2419, "B-16" sold for $414.00

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