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1794 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 51

Rarity: Rare

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
"VF-25".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 377, sold for $6,900.00 Ex K. P. Austin- George Ramont-Jules Reiver (via Jim McGuigan 1/97)-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Del Bland VG-10, Sharpness of VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 142, illustrated, sold for $368.00  Ex Tom Morely (Superior Gallery 5/92), lot 207

Del Bland graded VG-10.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 268, "Sheldon-51, Low-Rarity-5, Sharpness of Very Fine-20", illustrated, sold for $368.00

VG10.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1110, illustrated, sold for $718.75

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