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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 41     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 41


Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1668

No Proofs are known of this variety.

The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1794 Sheldon 42

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
Sharpness of Fine-12 but counterstamped.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 262, " 'Head of 1794,' Sheldon-41, Rarity-3", not illustrated, sold for $345.00

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