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Obverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 71     Reverse of 1794 Large Cent - Sheldon 71


Rarity: Common

Images courtesy of WH

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58 and Del Bland graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 275, "'Head of 1794,' Sheldon-71, Rarity-2, Ex: Major Sir Rowland Denys Guy Winn, M.C. 4th Baron St. Oswald; Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd. (London) 10/64:164; A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. (London); Lester Merkin; C. Douglas Smith, 1965; Alfred Bonard; Henry J. Berube (New England Coin Co.); Alan Weinberg 2/79; Del Bland 5/13/86; Herman Halpern 12/26/86; C. Douglas Smith; Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz; Dr. Allen Bennett.", illustrated, sold for $23,000.00

ANACS Net Fine-12, VF- Details, Corroded, Edge Damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7486, not illustrated, sold for $207.00

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