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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 84

Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45.  American Numismatic Rarities 07/2003:112, $3,220.00

Net VF-20, sharpness of VF-25.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", 03/2001:Lot 2444, $747.50

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2445 sold for $977.50

Net VF-20, sharpness of VF-30.  Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2443, "B-5" sold for $747.50

Fine-15 (illustrated above).  Heritage 08/2000, Lot 5399, $690.00

Fine-15.  Heritage 08/2000:5399, $690.00

Del Bland graded Good-5.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 284, "Liberty cap, double struck" $368.00

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