1793 era artwork from the side of a circus wagon.

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The Coin "Bug"

"It was June 1994 when I got the bug to collect my own Sheldon," Walter Husak recalled.   "I learned to love it.  It is possible to make a profit with coin collecting, but it really has to be for the love of the hobby."(for more details)








The Walter J. Husak Collection

Welcome to The Liberty Cap Foundation where you will enjoy one of the finest collections of early colonial 1793 - 1794 Large Cents up to 1814.  

This museum is brought to you by Founder, Walter J.Husak, a numismatist who wishes to share his passion for Large Cents (Sheldon) through education and appreciation of coin collecting. 

Historic facts throughout this on-line museum will provide a window into events and technologies that were impacting the lives of our forebearers, people who had just passed through a revolutionary war.  Were they aware their victory would  reverberate around the globe for centuries? 

These citizens were  concerned with a multitude of important issues including devising standardized tokens of  trade.   Their fine craftsmanship, artistry and meticulous attention to detail may still be enjoyed in The Walter J. Husak Collection of Sheldon Large Cents. 

The Coin "Bug" 

"It was June 1994 when I got the bug to collect my own Sheldon," Walter Husak recalled.   "I learned to love it.  It is possible to make a profit with coin collecting, but it really has to be for the love of the hobby."

"I started experimenting with copper coins and metal that had to be a certain weight.  The shape of the metal was as big as a modern quarter and thicker.  The most they made at the time were one to six thousand coins before they had  die blocks.  This is why there are 301 different kinds between 1793 - 1814."
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