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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 47     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 47


Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
ANACS graded VF-25 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 14, illustrated, sold for $920.00, "LDS.  EAC graded VF30 sharpness, net F-15.  Near the lower end of the condition census."

"VG-10+".  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1585, illustrated, sold for $632.50

G-6, sharpness of F-12, moderate corrosion.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 81, "S-47, Breen-39, Rarity-4, Head of 1794," illustrated, sold for $316.00.  From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection.  Purchased from Christopher Young (Chesapeake Bay Rare Coins)

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