Estimated grade. S-8 Ex. Chapman 1883 Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Nov '79 Price realized $24000
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.
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
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