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Obverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 9     Reverse of 1793 Large Cent - Sheldon 9


1793 LARGE CENT - SHELDON 9

Rarity: Common

Variety Equivalents: Breen 1641, Breen 12

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1793 Sheldon 8 
1793 Sheldon NC-4

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Die states:
Early: perfect dies.
Middle: Reverse - crack from rim, through CA of AMERICA, to stem end.  Crack from rim, through R of AMERICA to sprig.
Late: Reverse - additional, thin crack
through the tops of UNITED.
 

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-69 Brown (illustrated above).  Ex - Ernest Henderson, 1958 - Dorothy Paschal, 1959 - Dr. William H. Sheldon, April 19, 1972 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr., February 23, 1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Superior Stamp & Coin's "ANA 2000 National Money Show" Sale, March 2-3, 2000, Lot 67, "PCGS MS-69 Brown", unsold - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 12 at $172,500.00, "PCGS MS-69 Brown".  This coin is the plate coin for the variety in William Noyes' "United States Large Cents 1793-1814".  This is the finest example of the variety and the only Large Cent of any date that has ever earned a grade of MS-69, in any color!

PCGS MS-67 Red and Brown (illustrated below).  Ex - Crosby - Pearl, Lot 7 - William H. Sheldon - Roy E. Naftzger, Lot 330 - Rarcoa August, 1982, Lot 510 -  Jay Parrino - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1395, "Vine and Bars, Sheldon-9"

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-69 Brown.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction in Salt Lake City, Utah", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 12, "Sheldon-9, Rarity-2.  Ex: Ernest Henderson 1958-Dorothy Paschal 1959-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R.E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint)."

AU-55 to MS-60.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 7, plated, sold for $29,900.00  Ex: Louis Helfenstein Collection (Lester Merkin, August 14, 1964, lot 1)

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 358, sold for $19,550.00 Ex Jim McGuigan-Dr. Wallace Lee. 

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - William Walser collection - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 21, "...VF-25, sharpness of EF-40, corrosion removed...", illustrated,
sold for $8,050.00

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 18, illustrated, sold for $17,250.00

XF-40 Corroded.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5038, "Vines and Bars - Sheldon-9, R-2.", illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  From the Alfred S. Lippman Collection

Net VF-30.  Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 71, "Sheldon-9, Vine and Bars", plated, sold for $3,105.00

VF-30, Corroded.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5359, "Vine and Bars", plated, sold for $1,207.50

NGC VF-25BN.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1331, illustrated, not sold

Net VF-20, sharpness EF-40.  Ex - Auctions by Bowers and Merena, Inc.'s "The Norweb Collection: Early American and U.S. Coins, Part III", November 14-15, 1988, Lot 2692  Purchased from Richard Picker on December 14, 1954

Del Bland VF-20.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 251, "Wreath reverse, vine and bars edge, Sheldon-9, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

VF-20 Corroded, burnished.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5395, "Sheldon-9", plated, sold for $2,530.00- Ex M.H. Rubenstein Co.(3/75); Phillip Van Cleave Collection(Kagin's2/86, Lot 5009)

Fine-15.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 13, "B-12", illustrated, sold for $2,185.00

Net VG-8, sharpness of VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 2409, "B-12, Vine and bars", sold for $977.50

SEGS VG-8.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 10045, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

AG-3. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale, Orlando", January 8, 2002, Lot 24, "S-9, Breen-12. Wreath, Vine & Bars," illustrated, sold for $345.00, From the Dr. Roy Sturgeon Collection

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"United States Large Cents 1793-1814" by William Noyes

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club

    

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.