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1794 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 55
 
Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63 and Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 270. "Sheldon-55, High Rarity-2, illustrated, sold for $13,225.00, Ex: Paul S. Seitz F.P.L. 11/46; R.E. Naftzger, Jr.; New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/73:376; John W. Adams 9/74; Robinson S. Brown, Jr.; Superior Galleries 9/86:74."

Del Bland graded Fine-15.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 271, "Sheldon-55, High Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $1,437.00

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