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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 60     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 60


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Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded AU-50 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - W. W. Hays, 1900 - Charles Steigerwalt, 1906 - Charles G. Zug - Lyman H. Low 3/07, Lot 35 at $4.75 - Thomas L. Elder - E. Gilbert - Thomas L. Elder #44 10/10, Lot 35 at $18 - H.O.Granberg - William H. Woodin - The United States Coin Co., 5/15, Lot 120 at $11 - Howard R. Newcomb - J.C. Morgenthau & Co. #458 2/45, Lot 52 at $27 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection - Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 273, where it was described (in part) as follows: "1794. "Head of 1794". Sheldon-60, High Rarity-3. PCGS graded AU-50 and Del Bland graded VF-35. Excellent medium dark steel brown surfaces marred only by a couple of tiny nicks including one opposite the chin and a light edge dent on the lower reverse. Called Very Fine-30 by Dr. Sheldon in Early American Cents but this coin qualifies as five points better. Tied for sixth finest known with five other examples. The reverse is plated in the 1910 Elder-Gilbert book. H-23 on the edge in white ink, now hidden by the PCGS holder... the tiny tick before Liberty's chin is scarcely noticeable, and the surfaces are very choice indeed. The color is uniform throughout, and this coin does not have the usual surface problems seen on so many early coppers. Struck from sharply clashed dies, with leaves above the back of Liberty's head, and her hair curls visible around the leaves on the reverse.", illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

AU50.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1113, illustrated, sold for $8,337.50

G6.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1114, illustrated, sold for $316.25

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