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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 57     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 57


Rarity: Very Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1668

No Proofs are known of this variety.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of WH

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 379, sold for $13,225.00 Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. 12/57:957- Harold Bareford 9/13/85- Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:76- Tony Terranova- R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92- Eric Streiner 1/94- Chris McCawley- Superior 2/18/2002:1131-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

Recent appearances:
EF-40 Rim Bumps.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6634, "Sheldon-57", not illustrated, not sold

F12.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1111, illustrated, sold for $575.00

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