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Obverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 86     Reverse of 1796 Large Cent - Sheldon 86


1796 LARGE CENT -
SHELDON 86

Rarity: Rare

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
Del Bland graded Fine-12.  Ex - G. Lee Kuntz; Douglas F. Bird; Gary Ruttenberg: M + G Auctions 8/96:112; Stuart "Mac" MacDonald; Heritage Numismatic Auctions 8/97:5092 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 285, illustrated, sold for $546.00

"Good-5" (illustrated above).  Ex - McCawley & Grellman Auctions, Inc., January 12, 1992, Lot 46 - Superior Galleries' "J.R. Frankenfield Collection", February 17, 2001, Lot 292, plated, sold for $632.50, "MDS"

"Good-5".  Ex - McLaughlin & Robinson, February 1987, Lot 257 - Superior Galleries' "J.R. Frankenfield Collection", February 17, 2001, Lot 292, plated, sold for $333.50, "Clipped planchet...MDS"

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

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club