1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, BN VF25BN

CERTIFICATION#: 09760132
PCGS#: 1347

Owner's Comments

Sheldon 9.Purchased at the 1993 ANA.

Expert Comments

Denis Loring: There are nine die varieties of Wreath cents with Vine and Bars edge. NC-5 is unique, in the collection of the American Numismatic Society. NC-4 is a high R-7, with five known. Of the "numbered" varieties, only S-7 is rare. This "stopper" is unobtainable in high grade: only one in collectors' hands is above Fine. S-5, with LIBERTY and the date in large characters, is widely considered the most esthetically appealing of the Wreath cents.

Diameter: 27.00 millimeters Designer: Attributed to Henry Voight Edge: Bars and Vines
Mintage: 63,353 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: Copper
45+
23,500
50+
29,500
53+
35,500
55+
44,000
1
58+
59,000
60
65,000
1
62+
82,500
63+
105,000
64+
155,000
1
65+
265,000
1
66+
500,000
1
68
575,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 3 / 3 3 / 3
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 2 / 3 2 / 3
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 1 / 3 1 / 3

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69BN PCGS grade   Sheldon-Naftzger-Eric Streiner
2 MS68BN PCGS grade  

Robert Leslie - Peter Mougey Collection - William H. Woodin Collection - Thomas L. Elder 9/1910:5 - Dr. George P. French Collection, sold privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau & Co. 2/1945:8 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:13 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:16 - Goldbergs 10/2000:1394 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30021, $329,000

3 MS66+BN PCGS grade

Plated in S.S. Crosby's 1896 The United States Cents of 1793, the standard reference on the date until the publication of Sheldon's Early American Cents in 1949.

Sylvester S. Crosby - Dr. Thomas Hall - Virgil M. Brand 2/1941- B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.),1941 - Oscar J. Pearl, 1942 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) FPL of the Oscar J. Pearl Collection, 1944:7, $1,150 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) sale of the Charles Williams Collection, 11/1950:10 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - New Netherlands 11/1973:330 - Fred Yee - World Wide Coin Co. 8/1975 - Steve Ivy Rare Coin Co. 8/1975 - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries 8/1975 - Dr. Herbert I. Ketterman - RARCOA “Auction '82” 8/1982:510 - James A. Hayes, the future Congressman from Louisiana - RARCOA - Anthony Terranova - Alex Acevedo - Anthony Terranova - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. 2/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parirno (The Mint) - Marvin Goode - Heritage 8/1998:5852 - Haig Koshkarian - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:8, $241,500 - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:637, $253,000 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5520, $528,750

3 MS66BN PCGS grade
3 MS66BN PCGS grade