PCGS grade. Ex Colin Lightbody, Edward Cogan 12/1866:536-Mortimer Livingston Mackenzie, Edward Cogan 6/1869:624 (the first plated American auction catalog, a very significant milestone as it set a new standard that allowed collectors to better trace the pedigree of significant pieces such as this cent)-L. Bayard Smith-unknown-Arthur L. Gray-Ted & Arthur Brandts (Celina Coin Co.)-T. James Clarke 10/54-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., Abe Kosoff 4/56:4-Stack’s-Dorothy Nelson, Stack’s 2/76:3-Ed Hipps, Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions 11/78:7-Robert E. Bender-1988 ANA Sale, Heritage 8/88:3-Tony Terranova-Kevin Lipton-Stack’s-unknown-American Numismatic Rarities 7/25/2003:105-Stack’s 7/27/08:1074-Steve Contursi (Rare Coin Wholesalers) 1/2009 (via Chris McCawley).
David Hall: The incredible SP67 is from the fabulous large cent collection of the late Ted Naftzger, the greatest large cent collection of all-time by far. This amazing coin has semi-prooflike surfaces and is virtually perfect. Large cent affcianados refer to this amazing specimen as "THE coin."
S-2. W.S. Lincoln & Son, 8/1891 - Benjamin H. Collins, 1/1919 - Dr. Henry W. Beckwith - S.H. Chapman 4/1923:1, $430 - Henry Chapman - Dr. George P. French - B. Max Mehl's 1929 FPL, lot 1, $850 - J.C. Morgenthau 4/1933:2 - B. Max Mehl's personal collection - T. James Clarke - John H. Payne, 1953 - Dr. William H. Sheldon, 4/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger" Jr., 12/1986 - Herman Halpern - Stack's 3/1988:2 - Anthony Terranova - Andrew Lustig - Don Kagin, 11/1992 - Gilbert Steinber - Superior 9/1996:1560 - Anthony Terranova and Chris Victor-McCawley - Walter Husak - Superior 2/2001:2090 - American Numismatic Rarities 1/2005:69, $431,250
S-3. Joseph Zanoni Collection - sold privately by Edward Cogan in 1867 - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1890 - 1794 - J.F. Anger - Arba Borden - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:685 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - purchased by Wayte Raymond, 5/1945 with the rest of the Ryder Collection - sold privately to Dr. William H. Sheldon in 1947 - purchased along with other coins from the Sheldon Collection, 4/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger Collection - sold to Stanley Kesselman 3/1980 as partial payment for the Garrett S-3 - David Akers “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:554 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11180, $747,500
H. W. Taffs - Glendining & Co. 11/1956:506 - Spink & Sons - New Netherlands 12/1957:880 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack’s 6/1984:2 - Herman Halpern Collection, sold privately in 12/1986 - R. E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr., sold privately in 2/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino, sold privately in 4/1996 - Jack Wadlington Collection, sold privately in 6/2005 - Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley - Daniel W. Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:3, $402,500 - Heritage 8/2014:5518, $411,250