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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

51.865
GPA Weighted

51.498
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

51.865
%RD

0.00%

About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS
The Naftzger collection of 1793 to 1814 large cents (Complete Varieties Set) is by far the finest ever assembled. Besides including the only Chain cent ever graded MS67, the famous Atwater 1793 Wreath cent, graded MS67RB by PCGS, and numerous cents graded MS67RB, the collection includes ALL the varieties, most of them the finest known example. It took Naftzger four decades to build his collection and the tremendous, consistent effort shows in this fantastic set.

About the Naftzger Collection

R.E. 'Ted' Naftzger Jr.

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1793 Chain AMERICA 1341 1793 Chain 1C MS63BN 4 2 44
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).
1793 Chain AMERI. 1340 1793 Chain 1C AU58BN 2 1 33
PCGS grade. Ex Europe-Sotheby Parke Bernet #3695, 11/1974:59-Mike Brownlee-Kenneth Goldman-Julian Leidman and Stanley Kesselman-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 12/11/86-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:1-Tony Terranova-Bowers & Merena FPLs 1988 & 1989-Kenneth Goldman and Tony Terranova-Martin Paul (The Rarities Group)-Heritage 10/90:452-Martin Haber (South Miami Rare Coins)-Tony Terranova-Dr. Haig Koshkarian, American Numismatic Rarities (ANR) 3/9/2004:7 (via Tony Terranova) 4/04.
1793 Chain Periods 91341 1793 Chain 1C MS65BN 1 11
PCGS grade.
1793 Wreath Vine and Bars Edge 35456 1793 Wreath 1C MS68BN
PCGS grade. Pedigreed 7/14/14.
1793 Wreath Lettered Edge 1350 1793 Wreath 1C MS64BN 2 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex Sylvester S. Crosby-Lorin G. Parmelee (privately) 2/6/1892-Dr. Thomas Hall 9/7/1909-Virgil M. Brand-Carl Wurtzbach-Virgil M. Brand 2/7/1941-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 3/24/1943-Abe Kosoff-Oscar J. Pearl, Numismatic Gallery FPL 1944:9-Charles M. Williams, Numismatic Gallery #68, 11/14/1950:12-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1793 Wreath Strawberry Leaf 35483 1793 Wreath 1C G4BN 1 1 11
PCGS grade. Ex William Rabin (discovered in Philadelphia and offered on page 736 of the 9/1941 issue of The Numismatist for $2500)-James Kelly 5/49:1044-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:7-I. Tatnall Starr 6/12/89-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 10/7/95-Tony Terranova 10/16/95.
1793 Liberty Cap 1359 1793 1C AU53BN 4 4 57
PCGS grade. Ex England-unknown (possibly Dr. William H. Sheldon)-Q. David Bowers-Lester Merkin-Charles Jay, Stack’s 10/27/67:91 (as "Uncirculated")-unknown-Tony Terranova-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr. 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 5/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1794 Head of 1793 1362 1794 1C MS63BN
PCGS grade. Ex M. P. Lyons-S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1903:1236-George H. Earle, Jr.-Henry Chapman 6/1912:3370-S. H. Chapman-J. P. Hale Jenkins-Henry Chapman 7/1922:1474-Henry C. Hines-Carl Wurtzbach-Charles Wheeler-1976 ANA Sale, Stack's 8/24/76:347-Dr. Edward R. Bush 9/79-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-1990 EAC Sale, lot 20.
1794 Head of 1794 901375 1794 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Major Sir Rowland Denys Guy Winn, M. C., 4th Baron St Oswald, Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd. (London) 10/1964:153-A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London)-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1794 Head of 1795 1366 1794 1C MS64RB 1 7 211
PCGS grade. Ex Major Sir Rowland Denys Guy Winn, M. C., 4th Baron St. Oswald-Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd. (London) 10/64:159-A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. (London)-Lester Merkin 10/73:255-Andrew M. Hain-Dennis Steinmetz-1980 ANA Sale, Steve Ivy Numismatic Auctions, lot 941-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Auction ’86 (Paramount Numismatic Services), 7/26/86:1517-Stack’s (privately)-Marvin Taichert, Stack’s 5/9/01:11-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1794 Starred Reverse 1374 1794 1C VF30BN 1 2 24
PCGS grade. Ex Allison W. Jackman-Henry Chapman 7/10/1919:190-Henry C. Hines 1945-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 6/95-Michael Arconti, McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2/18/01:2133-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1794 No Fraction Bar 35709 1794 1C MS64RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Miller, Thomas L. Elder 4/1917:696-Dr. George P. French-B. Max Mehl FPL 1929:73-T. James Clarke 10/1954-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1795 Plain Edge 1380 1795 1C MS65BN 2 32
PCGS grade.
1795 Lettered Edge 1378 1795 1C MS65RB 2 32
PCGS grade. Ex Virgil M. Brand-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 1/7/1944-Arthur C. Fritz-Rudolph Khol-Federal Coin Exchange FPL 1952-Harold Bareford 9/13/85-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1795 Reeded Edge 35738 1795 1C VG10BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. S. T. Millard-B. Max Mehl #34, 3/1915:75-G. Kraft-Robert D. Book 5/1930-George H. Clapp-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/45:76-James Kelly FPL #21, Fall 1945 to #23, Spring 1947-Celina Coin Co. #21, 3/47:2037-James Kelly 11/47:927-James Kelly 4/48:1327-Christian M. Petersen-Hollinbeck Coin Co. #166, 10/53:278-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Tony Terranova 12/20/93.
1795 Jeff, Plain Edge 1386 1795 1C VF30BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade.
1795 Jeff, Lettered Edge 1389 1795 1C VF20BN 1
PCGS grade.
1796 Liberty Cap 1392 1796 1C MS66BN 1 23
PCGS grade. Ex Major William Boerum Wetmore-S. H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:549-Dr. Lewis H. Adler, Jr., 3/1917-B. Max Mehl-Dr. Henry W. Beckwith, S. H. Chapman 4/1923:8-Henry Chapman-Dr. George P. French-B. Max Mehl FPL 1929:107-T. James Clarke 10/1954-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1796 Reverse of 1794 35801 1796 1C MS66BN 1
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J.C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/1945:98 T. James Clarke 1951-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72 R.E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 1992-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1796 Reverse of 1795 35813 1796 1C AU55BN 3 1 419
PCGS grade.
1796 Reverse of 1797 1407 1796 1C MS66BN
PCGS grade.
1796 LIHERTY 1413 1796 1C AU55BN 1 3 24
PCGS grade.
1797 Rev of 1796, Plain Edge 1419 1797 1C MS65BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade.
1797 Rev of '96, Gripped Edge 1416 1797 1C MS65BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade.
1797 Rev of 1797, Stems 1423 1797 1C MS66RB 1 0 40
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/7 1945:170-T. James Clarke 1949-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1797 Rev of 1797, No Stems 1425 1797 1C MS61BN 3
PCGS grade.
1798 1st Hair Style 1431 1798 1C MS64BN 4
PCGS grade.
1798 2nd Hair Style 36111 1798 1C MS65RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex M. A. Brown, S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1897:779-George H. Earle, Jr., Henry Chapman 6/1912:3409-S. H. Chapman-Allison W. Jackman, Henry Chapman 6/1918:711-Dr. Henry W. Beckwith, S. H. Chapman 4/1923:16-Elmer S. Sears-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #458, 2/45:256-T. James Clarke 12/54-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1798 Reverse of 1796 1428 1798 1C MS65BN 1 0 20
PCGS grade.
1798/7 1440 1798/7 1C MS63BN
PCGS grade.
1799 1443 1799 1C AU50BN
PCGS grade.
1799/8 1446 1799/8 1C AU53BN 1 11
PCGS grade.
1800 36216 1800 1C MS65RB 1
PCGS grade. Ex William Van Roden (who found it in an old collection in 1966)-Dorothy Paschal-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/95-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1800/1798 1453 1800/1798 1C MS64RB 1
PCGS grade.
1800/79 1456 1800/79 1C MS65RB
PCGS grade.
1801 1458 1801 1C MS64BN 1 17
PCGS grade. Ex Barney Bluestone #45, 10/1939:763-Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54:318-C. Douglas Smith-Abe Kosoff 8/14/57-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1801 3 Errors 1462 1801 1C MS64RB
PCGS grade.
1801 1/000 1465 1801 1C MS63RB
PCGS grade.
1801 100/000 1468 1801 1C MS63RB
PCGS grade. Ex Joseph F. Carabin-Abe Kosoff 12/18/56-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner 6/4/92-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1802 36312 1802 1C MS67RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. Sale #458, 2/1945:366-T. James Clarke 1950-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint)-McCawley & Grellman Auctions/Superior 2000 ANA Money Show 3/2/2000:83-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1802 1/000 1474 1802 1C MS67RB
PCGS grade.
1802 No Stems 1477 1802 1C MS64RB
PCGS grade. Ex George W. Merritt-Edouard Frossard 1/1879:142-Thomas Warner-S. H. & H. Chapman 6/1884:3015-Richard B. Winsor-S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:876-S. H. & H. Chapman-unknown-Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/24/54:367-Dorothy Nelson, Stack's 2/76:64-Jesse Iskowitz-Steve Wander-Daryl Mercer (Tebo Coin Co.) 5/1980-Del Bland 6/80-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1803 Small Date, Sm Frac 1482 1803 1C MS64BN 4 6 718
PCGS grade. Ex Matthew Adams Stickney, Henry Chapman 6/1907:1531-J. E. Cunningham-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #58, 2/7/1945:414-Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/7/60:1438-Dr. E. Yale Clarke, Stack's 10/25/75:64-C. Douglas Smith 4/23/79-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., Auction '81 (Stack's) 7/24/81:1512-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1803 Small Date, Lg Frac 1486 1803 1C MS67RB
PCGS grade.
1803 Large Date, Sm Frac 1497 1803 1C VF35BN 1
PCGS grade. Ex J. J. Teaparty 12/1973-William K. Raymond 12/73-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz 2/74-William K. Raymond 3/74-J. J. Teaparty 9/74-Denis W. Loring 11/74-Alan J. Brotman (Numismatic Gallery) 1/75-Denis W. Loring 2/75-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1803 Large Date, Lg Frac 1501 1803 1C AU50BN
PCGS grade.
1803 100/000 911501 1803 1C MS64BN 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex New England Rare Coin Galleries (Jim Halperin) FPL 9/1974-Manfra, Tordella & Brookes-Gordon J. Wrubel 2/75-R. E. Naftzger, Jr (although Ted's notes on the envelope say this piece went directly from NERCG to Gordon Wrubel in 12/74, then to Ted on 2/75).
1803 No Stems 921502 1803 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Ira S. Reed 9/3/1943-Leonard M. Holland-Pennypacker Auction Centre 5/1959-Louis Helfenstein 2/20/1960-C. Douglas Smith 4/60-Louis Helfenstein 3/61-C. Douglas Smith-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:30-Richard Picker-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1804 1504 1804 1C MS63BN
PCGS grade. Ex William T. R. Jester-Thomas L. Elder 12/1914:13-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 1945-Sheraton Coin Co.-1947 ANA Sale, Numismatic Gallery #40, lot 882-Harold E. Whiteneck (Sheraton Coin Co.)-Copley Coin Co.-E. A. Rice-R. McAusland-Willard C. Blaisdell 2/16/75-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1805 1510 1805 1C MS66BN
PCGS grade. Ex Carl Wurtzbach (who said he used to lull himself to sleep looking at this coin)-Barney Bluestone 1948-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1806 1513 1806 1C MS63BN 1 1 33
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. Henry W. Beckwith, S. H. Chapman 4/27/1923:36-William Festus Morgan, J. C. Morgenthau & Co. #287, 6/1932:80-T. James Clarke 10/54-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Abe Kosoff 4/56:111-Harold Bareford 9/13/85-Herman Halpern, Stack’s 3/88:256-John B. MacDonald 2/20/97-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 11/7/05.
1807 Large Fraction 1516 1807 1C MS63BN 1 1 44
PCGS grade. Ex Joseph J. Mickley-W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:1989-Colonel Mendes I. Cohen-Edward Cogan 10/1875:1929-Abram S. Jenks-Edward Cogan 4/1877:728-S. H. & H. Chapman-Richard B. Winsor-S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:887-S. H. & H. Chapman-Major William Boerum Wetmore-S. H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:583-S. H. & H. Chapman-George Roebling, New Netherlands Coin Co. #59, 6/1967:1228-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:46-Herman Halpern 12/11/86-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1807 Comet 1531 1807 1C MS63BN 4 3 56
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. George P. French 3/21/29-B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 348-H. A. Stoddard 1934-B. Max Mehl Collection-Ted & Carl Brandts (Celina Coin Co.) #12, 2/1945:129-T. James Clarke 1949-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/14/73:588-Stack's-John L. Roper II, Stack's 12/8/83:455-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1807 Small Fraction 1534 1807 1C MS62BN
1807/6 Small 7 1525 1807/6 1C AU53BN 2 1 23
PCGS grade. Ex an old lady in Boonville, NY, who was born in 1807 and saved this cent as a memento-J. S. Twining-W. Elliot Woodward #83, 4/1886:688-Dr. George P. French 3/21/29-B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 345-T. James Clarke 10/1954-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., New Netherlands Coin Co. 11/14/73:589-Charles E. Harrison-C. Douglas Smith-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:258-C. Douglas Smith-Dr. Robert A. Schuman 9/1999-Tony Terranova & Chris McCawley 3/2000-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1807/6 Large 7 1528 1807/6 1C MS64BN
PCGS grade. Ex Charles R. Mathewson 1955-Copley Coin Co-Dorothy Paschal 1/27/56-C. Douglas Smith-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:41-Stack's-Dr. E. Yale Clarke, Stack's 10/25/75:71-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.
1808 36457 1808 1C MS66BN 1 44
PCGS grade. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1809 1546 1809 1C MS64BN 2 0 40
PCGS grade.
1810 1549 1810 1C MS65BN 1 33
PCGS grade. Ex David Proskey-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 4/19/72-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16//96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman and Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1810/09 1553 1810/09 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade.
1811 1556 1811 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Miller-Thomas L. Elder 4/1917:812-Henry Chapman-Colonel E. H. R. Green-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.)-Arthur C. Fritz-Rudolph Khol-Federal Coin Exchange FPL 1952-1954 ANA Sale, Federal Coin Exchange, lot 1032-Dr. James O. Sloss 9/58-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Abe Kosoff 10/59:113-R. E. Naftzger, Jr.-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/64:46-F. E. Knoble-Lester Merkin 4/70:426-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks-Stack’s 3/86:838-R. E. Naftzger, Jr., 2/23/92-Eric Streiner-Jay Parrino (The Mint) 4/16/96-Jack Wadlington (via Bob Grellman & Chris McCawley) 6/30/05.
1811/0 1558 1811/0 1C AU55BN 3 31
PCGS grade.
1812 Small Date 1562 1812 1C MS64RB 1 1 11
PCGS grade.
1812 Large Date 1564 1812 1C MS64BN 7 1 82
PCGS grade.
1813 1570 1813 1C MS65BN 1 21
PCGS grade.
1814 Crosslet 4 1573 1814 1C MS61BN 34
PCGS grade. Ex ANS Museum 1/26/2001-R. E. Naftzger, Jr (Comes with no additional provenance information. It is reasonable to assume this cent was once owned by Dr. Sheldon.).
1814 Plain 4 1576 1814 1C MS64BN 2
PCGS grade. Ex R. Coulton Davis 1/1890:2562-Charles J. Dupont, Stack's 9/24/1954:522-Emanuel Taylor 10/60-R. E. Naftzger.