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Obverse of 1802 Large Cent - Sheldon 235     Reverse of 1802 Large Cent - Sheldon 235

1802 LARGE CENT - 

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-66 Red and Brown
- Dr. Henry W. Beckwith Collection (S.H. Chapman, April 1923), lot 27
- Elmer Sears
- Howard Rounds Newcomb
- J.C. Morgenthau & Co. #458 02/1945:370
- T. James Clarke
- Dr. William H. Sheldon
- R.E. Naftzger, Jr., purchased on April 19, 1972
- Eric Streiner, purchased on February 23, 1992
- Jay Parrino (The Mint)
- Gil Clark
- Heritage 07/2003:6464, unsold.  
- Heritage 09/2003:5291, not sold
- Goldbergs 02/2005:816
Plated in Howard Newcomb's book on 1801, '02, '03 cents; the obverse was plated in Sheldon's Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. The obverse and reverse were both plated in Bill Noyes' book U.S. Large Cents, 1793-1814

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Penny Whimsy" by Dr. William Sheldon

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club


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