Gordon Wrubel: The 1795 Reeded Edge (Sheldon-79) is one of the rarest of all major large cent varieties. Only seven survivors are confirmed, all in low grade. In fact, the finest known is a PCGS graded VG10 coin. In September, 2009, the PCGS graded VG10 became the first large cent to sell for over a million dollars when it brought $1,265,000 in the sale of the Dan Holmes collection.
David Hall: There are only seven known examples of this "experimental" striking. The PCGS VG10 from the Dan Holmes collection is the finest known. It was sold at the Ira and Larry Goldberg auction of the Holmes Collection September 6, 2009 for $1,265,000. The buyer was Florida dealer Greg Hannigan, bidding on behalf of a private collector.
The discovery coin for the variety. David Proskey - Henry C. Hines - Dr. William H. Sheldon - Dorothy Paschal - Newport Sale, 2/1975 - NASCA 11/1977:96
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