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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

66.278
GPA Weighted

65.631
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

66.278
%RD

6.38%

About This Set: From the Experts at PCGS
The Naftzger "With Varieties" collection of 1816 to 1839 large cents is the finest ever assembled. Most of the coins are the finest known. There are many MS67RB Gems. 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
1816 1593 1816 1C MS64RD 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries (New York City) 12/15/83:387.
1817 13 Stars 1594 1817 1C MS66BN 2 1086
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon 1950's-C. Douglas Smith-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:323-Tony Terranova 3/18/88.
1817 15 Stars 36598 1817 1C MS65BN 1 11
PCGS grade. Ex Henry C. Miller, Thomas L. Elder 4/13/1917:837-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-Homer K. Downing, 1952 ANA Sale 8/18/52:2145. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1818 1601 1818 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Stack's 10/24/84:693-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:358. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1819/(8) Large Date 36631 1819/(8) 1C MS65BN 1 1 140
PCGS grade. Ex 1974 ANA Sale (Paramount), lot 333-Mike Friedman-Del Bland 8/26/74-C. Douglas Smith (according to Doug's typed note on the envelope, he traded 5 gem mint state Randall Hoard 1820 N-13 cents plus an MS60 1819 N-1 to Del Bland for this coin at 1:05 AM)-Jerry A. Bobbe 9/78-Del Bland 1/31/84. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1819 Small Date 1607 1819 1C MS64RB 14 256
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. Wayne G. Slife, Lester Merkin 10/6/72:549-Lester Merkin 10/72-Jerry Bobbe 6/80.
1819/8 36658 1819/8 1C MS65BN 1 11
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1820 Large Date 1616 1820 1C MS66RB 6 719
PCGS grade. Ex Louis Helfenstein 11/17/62-C. Douglas Smith-Jerry A. Bobbe 6/79.
1820 Small Date 91616 1820 1C MS64RB 3 1 71
PCGS grade. Ex John J. Pittman-Stack's 2/63-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:80 (via Richard Picker).
1820/19 36686 1820/19 1C MS66RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Tom Wass-Emanuel Taylor 10/60. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1821 1623 1821 1C MS64RD
PCGS grade. Found in the cornerstone of a building in Boston in 1981-New England Rare Coin Auctions 10/81:63-Tony Terranova (via Del Bland).
1822 1625 1822 1C MS65RB 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex Bement:347-Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau 5/16/45:546-Floyd T. Starr, 1949 ANA Sale, 8/23/49:929-Abe Kosoff.
1823 36757 1823 1C MS66BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Earle M. Cole-Abe Kosoff. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1823/2 1630 1823/2 1C AU58BN 2 1 43
1824 36776 1824 1C MS66RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex MacIntosh (Tatham) Estate 1955-Walter Breen 1956-Emanuel Taylor 10/60.
1824/2 1639 1824/2 1C MS63BN 3 64
PCGS grade. Ex Tony Terranova 9/97. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1825 36790 1825 1C MS66BN 1 27
PCGS grade. Ex "The South Shore Hoard"-H. E. Morey 9/1900-Allison W. Jackman-Henry Chapman 6/28/1918:763-S. H. Chapman-Henry C. Hines-Dr. William H. Sheldon-C. Douglas Smith 2/1960-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:107-C. Douglas Smith-Jerry A. Bobbe-Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz 11/79. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1826 1645 1826 1C MS65BN 1 811
PCGS grade. Ex Mayfield, Stack's 1/58:658-Emanuel Taylor 10/60.
1826/5 36835 1826/5 1C MS66BN 1 0 10
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1827 36844 1827 1C MS66BN 1 54
PCGS grade. Ex Guttag Brothers-T. James Clarke 10/54. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1828 Large Narrow Date 36892 1828 1C MS66BN 1 27
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1828 Small Wide Date 1657 1828 1C MS66BN
PCGS grade. Ex A. J. Fink (dealer from Dayton, Ohio)-T. James Clarke 10/1954.
1829 Large Letters 36925 1829 1C MS66BN 1 27
PCGS grade. Ex "The South Shore Hoard"-H. E. Morey 9/1900-Allison W. Jackman, Henry Chapman 6/28/1918:769-Dr. George P. French, B. Max Mehl 1929 FPL, lot 491-Frank. A. Sternberg, J. C. Morgenthau 4/7/33:63-Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/5/60:1545-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:130-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks, Stack's 3/18/86:842-Walter Dudgeon, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 7/30/94:99 (via Tony Terranova). Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1829 Medium Letters 1666 1829 1C MS66BN
PCGS grade. Ex Charles Ira Bushnell, S. H. & H. Chapman 6/20/1882:2690-Davis/Graves Sale, Stack's 4/8/54:1705-Ed Urban-Lester Merkin 9/11/74:297.
1830 Large Letters 36947 1830 1C MS66RB 1 0 10
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1830 Medium Letters 1676 1830 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Art Kagin 11/57-Emanuel Taylor 10/60.
1831 Large Letters 36986 1831 1C MS66RB
PCGS grade. Ex Howard R. Newcomb, J. C. Morgenthau 5/16/45:631-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:254. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1831 Medium Letters 36998 1831 1C MS66+ RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex 1958 ANA Sale, lot 545-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:136-Dr. E. Yale Clarke, Stack's 10/25/75:96-American Rare Coin Investors-Jerry A. Bobbe 6/79. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1832 Large Letters 37010 1832 1C MS66RB 2 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex England-Dr. Wayne G. Slife, Lester Merkin 10/6/72:596-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks-Stack's 3/19/86:843 (via Tony Terranova). Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1832 Medium Letters 37012 1832 1C MS66BN 1 13
PCGS grade. Ex Virgil Brand-Byron G. Johnson 6/28/44-Thomas L. Elder 7/8/44 (privately)-Leonard Holland-Pennypacker Auction Centre 5/8/59-unknown-Wilfred E. Helwig, Bowers & Ruddy 4/23/79:221. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1833 37025 1833 1C MS66RB 1 41
PCGS grade. Ex Europe-Lester Merkin 3/6/68:183-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks, Stack's 3/18/86:845-John J. Nicholas-Tony Terranova 5/18/94. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1834 Large 8 Sm St ML 37039 1834 1C MS67BN 1 115
PCGS grade. Ex F. C. C. Boyd, New Netherlands Coin Co. #50, 12/57:1556-Elliot Landau, New Netherlands Coin Co. #52, 12/58:147-Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:151-Frank Masters, RARCOA 5/14/71:243-Jack Collins, Bowers & Ruddy 1/25/83:610 (via Jon Hanson). Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1834 Large 8 Lg St Med Lt 1702 1834 1C MS65BN 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex David Bland, Jr. 4/76-Del Bland-Larry Whitlow 5/76-Myles Z. Gerson 3/7/77.
1834 Large 8 Lg St Lg Let 1706 1834 1C MS64RB 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex Elrod, B. Max Mehl 3/1943:87-Lee G. Agnew, Abe Kosoff MBS 12/9/52:800.
1834 Small 8 Lg St Med Lt 37052 1834 1C MS66RB 1 0 20
PCGS grade. Ex T. James Clarke 10/54. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1835 Head of 1836 1715 1835 1C MS65RB 1 1 51
PCGS grade. Ex C. G. Zug, Samuel H. Chapman 11/1907:1275-Roebling, New Netherlands Coin Co. #59, 6/67:1293-Garry F. Fitzgerald-Dr. Wayne G. Slife, Lester Merkin 10/6/72:605-Dr. M. Lamar Hicks, Stack's 3/19/86:849 (via Tony Terranova).
1835 Small 8, Stars 37088 1835 1C MS65RB 1 0 30
PCGS graded. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1835 Large 8, Stars 37106 1835 1C MS65+ RB 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. Henry W. Beckwith 1/30/1919-B. H. Collins-B. Max Mehl personal collection-T. James Clarke 10/54. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1836 37118 1836 1C MS66RB 1 21
PCGS grade. Ex 1976 ANA Sale (Stack's) 8/76:285-Tony Terranova-Myles Z. Gerson-Stanley Kesselman 7/80. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1837 Head of 1838 1730 1837 1C MS66RB 4 0 70
PCGS grade. Ex Loye L. Lauder, William Doyle Galleries 12/15/83:428 (via Jon Hanson).
1837 Small Letters 1733 1837 1C MS64RB 1
PCGS grade. Ex C. David Pierce 1946-Abe Kosoff 12/3/1946.
1837 Medium Letters 1737 1837 1C MS65RD
PCGS grade. Ex Oliver E. Futter, Louis Helfenstein, Lester Merkin 8/14/64:172-Floyd T. Starr, Stack's 6/13/84:349 (via Tony Terranova).
1838 1741 1838 1C MS67BN 1 2100
PCGS grade. Ex Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz 12/74-C. Douglas Smith-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:521.
1839 Head of 1838 1745 1839 1C MS65RB 3 1 51
PCGS grade. Ex Hollinbeck Coin Co. 7/25/52-Henry P. Wilke-Philip Van Cleave, Kagin's 1/30/86:4360 (via Tony Terranova).
1839 Silly Head 37234 1839 1C MS67BN 1 114
PCGS grade. Ex William Festus Morgan, J. C. Morgenthau 6/16/32:309-Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/5/60:1593 (as "N-4")-C. Douglas Smith-Jerry A. Bobbe 6/14/82. Pedigreed 8/21/15.
1839 Booby Head 1752 1839 1C MS66RB 1 34
PCGS grade. Ex Marvin Katner, Stack's 11/68:524-Dr. S. C. Bazilion, Lester Merkin 2/12/72:70-C. Douglas Smith 10/2/72-Del Bland-C. Douglas Smith-Del Bland-C. Douglas Smith-Jerry A. Bobbe 4/2/81.
1839/6 37261 1839/6 1C MS65+ BN 1 0 10
PCGS grade. Ex Henry Chapman-Dr. Thomas Hall (circa 1909)-Virgil Brand-B. G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) 11/26/1941-James Kelly-C. David Pierce, Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Co. 1945 FPL, lot 108-C. David Pierce-Abe Kosoff 1947 ANA Sale, lot 909. Pedigreed 8/21/15.