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1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 89

Rarity: Scarce

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded VF-30.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 283, "Liberty cap, Sheldon-89, Rarity-3.  Ex: Dr. George P. French 3/21/29; B. Max Mehl F.P.L., 1929:108 at $40; T. James Clarke, 1944; B. Max Mehl; B. Max Mehl M.B.S. #106 6/45:1656 at $45", illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

ANACS Tooled, VF Details, Net Fine 12.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6566, "Sheldon-89", not illustrated, sold for $494.50

Fine-12.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 82, "Sheldon-89, crowded head, triple leaf", sold for $603.75

VG-10.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 63, "Sheldon-89", sold for $264.00

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