1856 1C Slanted 5, RB PR65RB

CERTIFICATION#: 21837719
PCGS#: 1998

Owner's Comments

N5

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Breen wrote about the 1856 Slanted 5 Large Cent Proofs as "...the least rare large cent proofs; over 100 survive."  However, the PCGS Population Report shows it as the second most common Large Cent Proof, after the 1857 Small Date.  All known examples are of the Newcomb 5 variety which, coincidentally, happens to be a proof-only variety.

The majority of the certified examples are in fine condition, ranging from a low of PR63 to a high of PR66.  Red-Brown examples make up the bulk of the surviving population, indicating a high degree of care in their preservation.  Full Red Proofs are extremely rare.  Finding examples that are free of carbon spots is difficult, but not impossible.

Diameter: 27.50 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Plain
Mintage: 100 Weight: 10.89 grams Metal Content: Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 35 R-8.8 16 / 19 26 / 42
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 16 / 19 26 / 42
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 12 / 19 TIE 16 / 42 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66RB PCGS grade
1 PR66RB PCGS grade  
1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:173 (as part of a complete 1856 Proof Set)

4 PR65RB PCGS grade  

Newcomb 5.  Henry Hines - Homer K. Downing - 1952 ANA Sale:2221, $67.50 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:278, $6,050

4 PR65RB PCGS grade