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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 70     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 70


1794 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 70

Rarity: Common

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
"AU-50".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 389, sold for $8,625 Ex L. R. McKinney, Jr.-House of Davis McKinney #19, 1/63:142- Robert S. Carter, Jr.-Del Bland-Hugh Campbell-Del Bland-C. Douglas Smith-Del Bland 2/25/85:John M. Foreman, Sr.-Stack's 1/93:1101-unknown-Stack's 12/93:1072- unknown-Stack's 11/29/95:1023-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

NGC EF-40.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 80, "Sheldon-70, Head of 1794, Brown", illustrated sold for $1,610.00

VF25.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1123, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00

Net Fine-12, sharpness of Fine 15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2433, "B-62, Head of '94" sold for $552.00

VG8.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Coin Sale", May 27-29, 2001, Lot 1124, illustrated, sold for $402.50

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