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Obverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 91     Reverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 91


1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 91

Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Recent appearances:
"XF-40" (illustrated above).  Ex - Liberty, Texas collection - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5044, "Sheldon-91, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

"VG-8".  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 64 "Sheldon-91" @$276.00

PCGS AU-53 and Del Bland graded VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 286, "Liberty cap.  Sheldon-91, Rarity-3.  Ex: W.W.C. Wilson; Wayte Raymond for the Anderson Galleries #1996 11/25:206; Carl Wurtzbach; unknown; L & B Coins 4/77; Thomas D. Reynolds 5/7/92; Robinson S. Brown, Jr.; Superior Stamp & Coin Co. 1/96:126", illustrated, sold for $6,037.00

Del Bland graded Sharpness of VF-30 but tooled and burnished.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 287, "Liberty cap.  Sheldon-91, Rarity-3.  Ex. James G. Macallister 6/6/44 at $42", illustrated, sold for $1,035.00

Net VF-25.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 87, "Sheldon-91", sold for $690.00  From the Herbert D. Spencer Collection, June 1996, Lot 72

VG-8.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 64 "Sheldon-91" sold for $276.00

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