1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, BN XF40BN

CERTIFICATION#: -38199
PCGS#: 1347

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $51

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+
47,500
1
58+
62,500
60
67,500
1
62+
82,500
63+
105,000
64+
155,000
1
65+
260,000
1
66+
320,000
1
68
350,000
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

Sylvester S. Crosby - Dr. Thomas Hall - Virgil M. Brand 2/1941- B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) in 1941 - Oscar J. Pearl in 1942 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) fixed price list of the Oscar J. Pearl Collection, 1944:7 at $1,150 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) sale of the Charles Williams Collection, November 1950:10 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - New Netherlands' sale of coins from the Naftzger Collection, November 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

3 MS66BN PCGS grade
3 MS66BN PCGS grade