Elusive 1793 S-15 cent and famous Reeded Edge cent on display at February Long Beach Expo

PRESS RELEASE: Rare and Important Early Cents Offered in Padula Family Collection

DALLAS, Texas (February 3, 2017) – Early American copper collectors are urged to consign to Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction, which will feature an important, lifetime large cent collection offering one of the few, complete Sheldon-numbered variety sets ever formed.

The Padula Family Foundation Collection offers a choice selection of early American large cents, including an extremely rare 1793 S-15 Cent, VG10 NGC, fifth finest known, and an important 1794 S-37 Cent, Ex: Exman Collection, VF Details NGC. The collection will be offered in its entirety and without reserve.

“The Padula Family Collection is one that comes along once in a lifetime,” Heritage Auctions’ Consignment Director Sam Foose said. “For early American copper collectors, now is the time to consign collections or consider trading up.”

The collection also includes a famous Reeded Edge cent, 1795 S-79, Good 4 EAC, as well as an impressive Jefferson Head cent, 1795 S-80, VG7 EAC.

Highlights from the Padula Family Foundation Collection will be on display at the Long Beach Expo, Feb. 16-19, in Long Beach, California, and at the Central States Numismatic Society convention, April 26-May 2 in Chicago.

The Padula Family Foundation Collection will be offered in Heritage Auctions’ Sept. 6-11 Long Beach Expo Auction in Long Beach, California. The consignment deadline for the auction is July 24, 2017.

Heritage Auctions is the largest fine art and collectibles auction house founded in the United States, and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Heritage maintains offices in New York, Dallas, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.

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