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
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
"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."