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R.E. (Ted) Naftzger Jr. - The Number One Finest Set of All Time

Retired Statistics
Rank

1
GPA with Top Bonuses

66.915
GPA Weighted

66.468
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

66.915
%RD

24.24%

About This Set: From the Experts at PCGSThe Naftzger "With Varieties" collection of 1839 to 1857 large cents is most certainly the finest ever assembled. Every coin is MS65 or better and most are MS66 or better. It took Naftzger four decades to build his collection and the tremendous, consistent effort shows in this fantastic set. About the Naftzger Collection Images and provenance are from the Ira & Larry Goldberg Auctioners and McCawley-Grellman Copper Specialists Pre-Long Beach Auctions, 2008-2009.

R.E. (Ted) Naftzger Jr.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1839 Type of 1840 37266 1839 1C MS66RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Ed Milas 8/71-M. Varner-Del Bland 5/74-C. Douglas Smith-Jerry A. Bobbe 12/81. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1840 Large Date 1821 1840 1C MS65RB 5 96
PCGS grade. Ex Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries 12/15/83:433.
1840 Small Date 395815 1840 1C MS66BN 2 37
PCGS grade. Ex Jerry Bobbe 6/79. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1840 Small/Large 18 395822 1840 1C MS65RB 2 1 23
PCGS grade. Ex Jerry Bobbe-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz 12/76. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1841 403935 1841 1C MS66RB 1 21
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. 5/16/45:722-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:409-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz 5/86.
1842 Large Date 403939 1842 1C MS65RD 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. Kenneth Sartoris 7/72 (via Denis Loring).
1842 Small Date 405817 1842 1C MS65RD 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Bowers & Merena 4/9/83:1007 (via Stanley Kesselman).
1843 Petite-Small Letters 405861 1843 1C MS65RB 1 43
PCGS grade. Ex T. James Clarke-B. Max Mehl 4/24/1947.
1843 Petite-Large Letters 403923 1843 1C MS66RB 2 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex 1984 FUN Show, Florida Coin Exchange 1/7/84:22 (via Tony Terranova).
1843 Mature-Large Letters 403944 1843 1C MS65RB 4 0 50
PCGS grade. Ex Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries 12/15/83:436.
1844 397729 1844 1C MS64RB 1 151
PCGS grade. Ex Rodney T. Grove-Auction '81 (Superior) 7/23/81:561.
1844/81 397723 1844/81 1C MS64RB 3 0 30
PCGS grade. Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. #56, 6/28/62:600.
1845 397756 1845 1C MS65RB 1 75
PCGS grade. Ex Barney Bluestone-T. James Clark 1954.
1846 Small Date 403878 1846 1C MS65RB 1 1 172
PCGS grade. Ex New Netherlands Coin Co. 6/19/58:1256.
1846 Medium Date 403884 1846 1C MS64RB 3 0 30
PCGS grade. Ex M. H. Bolender 11/38:1065-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/76 (via Del Bland).
1846 Tall Date 403887 1846 1C MS64RB 3 0 50
PCGS grade. Ex Laurel City Coins-Del Bland 9/77-R. S. Brown, Jr., Superior 9/30/86:1047.
1847 37344 1847 1C MS66RB 1 35
PCGS grade. Ex Tony Terranova 6/85-Doug Bird date set 9/8/90 (via Bob Grellman). Sold by Goldberg Auctioneers, 9/7/09. Price realized $9,200.
1847/47 Large/Small 47 37368 1847/47 1C MS64RB 3 0 30
PCGS grade. Ex Tony Terranova 11/3/97. Pedigreed 11/14/08.
1848 406462 1848 1C MS65RD 1 0 40
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Hines-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:561.
1849 405686 1849 1C MS65RB 5 164
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:603.
1850 1891 1850 1C MS65RD 16 211
PCGS grade. Ex Richard S. Herman 1983.
1851 1894 1851 1C MS65RD 14 1 171
PCGS grade. Ex Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:667.
1851/81 400139 1851/81 1C MS65RB 2 43
PCGS grade. Ex Roscoe F. Ballard, Abe Kosoff 5/15/47. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1852 147286 1852 1C MS65RD 1
PCGS grade. Ex S. H. & H. Chapman 3/24/1905-New Netherlands Coin Co. #59, 6/13/67:1348-Stack's 3/19/86:889 (via Tony Terranova). This coin was pedigreed on 8/21/15 and now resides in a MS66RD holder.
1853 406005 1853 1C MS65RD 2 7418
PCGS grade. Source not recorded, but it must have been an early acquisition as the envelope has only the Andrews #10 attribution.
1854 406128 1854 1C MS66RB 1 832
PCGS grade. Ex Lee J. Lahrman, Abe Kosoff 2/1/63:476.
1855 Upright 55 406155 1855 1C MS65RD 2 2 8321
PCGS grade. Ex Numismatic Gallery 1/24/49.
1855 Slanted 55 406175 1855 1C MS66RB 1 111
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-C. Douglas Smith 5/6/72 (at 4:55 in the morning)-Del Bland-Jerry A. Bobbe 3/20/81. Sold by Goldberg Auctioneers, 9/7/09. Price realized $17,825.
1855 Knob Ear 403959 1855 1C MS65RB 3 72
PCGS grade. Source not recorded, but Ted's inventory number suggests it was acquired relatively early in his collecting quest. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1856 Upright 5 403967 1856 1C MS65RB 3 4728
PCGS grade. Ex Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/5/1960 (as N-20), lot # unknown-Norweb Collection, Bowers & Merena 11/14/88:3010. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1856 Slanted 5 406201 1856 1C MS66RB 1 323
PCGS grade. Ex Abe Kosoff 12/9/52:978.
1857 Large Date 389635 1857 1C MS65RB 2 1 45
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. James O. Sloss, Abe Kosoff 10/21/59:351. Sold by Goldberg Auctioneers, 9/7/09. Price realized $18,400.
1857 Small Date 148732 1857 1C MS65BN 1 440
PCGS grade. Ex Bruno Crossfield-Willard C. Blaisdell 9/76 (via Del Bland).