- After 30 years of numismatic collecting, the last 20 concentrating on copper United States large cents, hobbyist Mark Cadden has decided to part with his 60-piece set of 1794 Liberty Cap cents by Sheldon variety.
The set, to be offered Sept. 13 by Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, in Los Angeles, California, comprises 58 coins attributed by Sheldon variety according to Dr. William H. Sheldon's reference Penny Whimsy, as well as two NC or "noncollectible" issues. The NC varieties were considered by Sheldon to be noncollectible because he was aware of fewer than three examples of each die marriage, which warranted the NC attribution.
Some of the noted pieces in the offering are pedigreed to famous numismatic collections.
Among the highlights of Cadden's 1794 Liberty Cap cent collection, cataloged by numismatist Bob Grellman and graded and encapsulated by Professional Coin Grading Service, is a 1794 Liberty Cap, Starred Reverse cent, Sheldon 48 variety, graded Very Fine Details, Environmental Damage. The variety is referred to as the Starred Reverse because of the 94 small five-pointed stars positioned between the dentils on the reverse.Read the Entire Article