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Obverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 87     Reverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 87


1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 87

Rarity: Very Rare

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
"Fine-12" (illustrated above).  Ex - McLaughlin & Robinson, December 1987, Lot 150 - Superior Galleries' "J.R. Frankenfield Collection", February 17, 2001, Lot 294, plated, sold for $690.00, "LDS, the die crack from the shoulder to the 7 strong and swelling weakening the lower half of the 6..."

VG-10.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 63, "Sheldon 87", not illustrated, sold for $488.75

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