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Big Bear Large Cents - 4th

Current Statistics
Rank

4
GPA with Top Bonuses

47.062
GPA Weighted

47.062
Complete

100.00%
Set Rating

47.062
%RD

1.49%

Big Bear Large Cents

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1793 Chain 91341 1793 Chain 1C VF25BN 6 21 32155
1793 Wreath 1347 1793 Wreath 1C VF35BN 28 131 36209
S-8, R3. EAC 25. Ex: Goldberg 9/06, lot 955.
1793 Cap 1359 1793 1C G6BN 5 67 883
S-13. Stacks 5/08:1055.
1794 35708 1794 1C AU55BN 1 2 78218
S-64, no fraction bar. CC#9. EAC EF-45 With light planchet roughness in the lower left obverse field. Sharpness of AU-55 but areas of minute porosity on obverse and reverse. Henry Chapman 3/1917:117 $32 • Henry C. Hines • Homer K. Downing • 1952 ANA (New Netherlands Coin Co. #38):1689 $185 • Elliot Landau • New Netherlands Coin Co. #52, 12/1958:108 $250 • Stack’s • Frank H. Masters, Jr. • Rare Coin Company of America 5/1971:76 $675 • Dr. Dane B. Nielsen, 5/1979 • Denis W. Loring, 5/7/1983 • Jack H. Robinson • Superior Galleries 1/29/1989:113 $6,050 • Tom Morley, 4/15/1989 • Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., 1/2009 • Chris Victor-McCawley •. State II. Obverse illustrated in Morley. Noyes photo #21811.
1795 1380 1795 1C XF45BN 30 102 39176
S-78. R-1. Ex: Bowers & Merena 11/06:184.
1796 Cap 1392 1796 1C VF35BN 8 40 973
1796 1C Liberty Cap. VF35 PCGS. S-89, B-10, R.3. Bland VF20; tied for CC-9. Noyes VF20; tied for CC-6. Photo #23180. Equivalents. Proskey 10; Doughty 79; Gilbert K; McGirk 3D; Ross 6E; Clapp-Newcomb J; EAC 10; Encyclopedia 1682; PCGS #1392. Variety. Crowded head, date and LIBERTY touch the device. Paired berries left and right of CENT. The obverse appears on S-89 and S-90. The reverse appears on S-87, S-88, and S-89. Plain Edge. Surfaces. Exceptional medium brown surfaces are pristine, with few marks of any sort on either side, other than a few tiny surface flaws left over from the planchet prior to striking. Die State I. An early die state with no clash marks, cracks, or bulges visible on either side. Later states of the obverse develop bulges in the lower left and right obverse field. The obverse remained in use for S-90, but resurfacing lessened the appearance of these bulges. Appearances. The obverse and reverse are illustrated in Noyes (2007). Census.The finest known was called XF40 in Early American Cents, VF35 in Penny Whimsy, and now VF30 by both Bland and Noyes. Commentary. The Sheldon-89 is an enigma among early cents. The variety is one of the most plentiful when all grades are considered, and perhaps the single most common variety in low grades, but it is unknown in XF or better. Sheldon suggested that S-89 is "a great frustration" to collectors seeking only Gem coins. Provenance. Joseph Kuehnert (7/1984); Stephen Fischer; Del Bland; Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz; Dr. C.R. Chambers; Don Valenziano, Jr.; Early American Coppers (5/1990:33, $2,400; Thomas D. Reynolds; Walter Husak, Heritage 2/08:2090; March Wells, Goldberg 2/08:573.
1796 Drape 1407 1796 1C XF45BN 2 10 1180
S-114. Rarity-5. Noyes Die State A. From the George Dyer Collection, collected circa 1910-1930. Stacks-Bowers 11/11:250. Adam Mervis collection, Heritage 1/14:2584.
1797 1422 1797 1C XF40BN 19 107 35220
S-130, R2. EAC 30 net 25.
1798 1440 1798/7 1C XF40BN 2 3 67318
S-152.
1799 1446 1799/8 1C VG10BN 5 10 2474
S-188
1800 36185 1800 1C VF35BN 2 1 22132
1800 1C Normal Date. VF35 PCGS. S-199, B-14, R.4. Noyes VF25; CC-6. Photo #59270. Our EAC Grade VF20. Equivalents. Proskey 11; Doughty 149; McGirk 4E; Ross 23; Clapp-Newcomb 12; EAC 24; Encyclopedia 1737; PCGS #1449. Surfaces. Light steel-brown surfaces with hints of olive and mahogany toning. Insignificant hairline scratches cross the neck. Faint roughness and minor abrasions can be seen with close inspection, but the overall eye appeal is excellent. Variety. Bases of 00 thin or open. LIB close. Stemless berry below E of UNITED. The obverse appears on S-199, S-200, S-201, S-202, and NC-3. The reverse appears on S-199. Die State V. Both sides exhibit peripheral clash marks, with minor reverse cracks through TED and from the border to the right top of the first S. A slight die bulge is visible at ST. Census. A single AU specimen, in the ANS Collection, is followed by several pieces in the VF grade range. This example is placed in the sixth spot by Noyes, but may actually be seventh or eighth finest known. As such, we call it a "near-Census" example. Commentary. Sheldon rated this as mid- to upper-level R-5 in Penny Whimsy. Quite a number of these have been found in the last 50 years, mostly in lower grades. Sheldon graded the ANS coin MS60 in 1958, and called the second finest VF20. Provenance. Chris Victor-McCawley (7/2005). Personality. The January 1800 Mint payroll records Henry Fritz as a pressman. He ranked among the Mint employees who operated the screw-presses, and might have been the actual employee who struck this coin.
1801 36278 1801 1C AU50BN 1 4 1257
S-223, B-17, R.1. Breen Die State III. The obverse has a combination of a retained cud and rim break over RT, appearing as a retained cud over the R and a full break over the T. There is also a narrow rim break over the B that developed in its previous marriage for S-222. This pleasing piece has mottle tan, olive, and dark brown surfaces with trivial, grade-consistent marks on each side. Most noticeable are a couple diagonal marks in the left obverse field near the hair ribbon. MRB VF35
1802 1476 1802 1C VF35BN 12 21 100348
S-231, R1. VF-25. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a couple small spots of slightly darker toning on the obverse. Smooth and quite attractive for the grade. The only notable mark is a small rim nick at the right top of the E in LIBERTY. Late die state, Breen state VIII. The die cracks are clear on both sides. The stemless wreath feature is bold. Estimated Value $300 - 600. Ex Abe Kosoff estate sale, Bowers & Merena 11/4/85:101-Jack Robinson. Goldberg 2/07;333
1803 36359 1803 1C AU58BN 1 1 42126
1803 1C Small Date, Small Fraction. AU58 PCGS. S-247, B-5, R.3. Bland XF45; tied for CC-6. Noyes XF40; tied for CC-7. Photo #20366. Our EAC Grade XF45. Equivalents. Proskey 4; Doughty 182; McGirk 4A; Ross 4; Newcomb 5; EAC 5; Encyclopedia 1754; PCGS #1482. Variety. Small Date. "Mumps" variety, die chip at throat. Small Fraction. Short fraction bar. The obverse appears on S-246, S-247, S-248, and S-249. The reverse appears on S-247. Surfaces. Olive and maroon surfaces with hints of chestnut on each side. An attractive and smooth example with minor abrasions as expected. A small rough patch on each side is the result of grease or some similar substance on the die. Die State I. The mumps feature is prominent on this example. Faint clash marks are visible on each side, especially through BERT. Provenance. Judge Joseph Sawicki (Stack's, 2/1954), lot 610, $140; Dorothy Paschal (1972); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 9/1986), lot 365, $1,045; Gary Ruttenberg (McCawley and Grellman, 8/1996), lot 237, $1,760. Personality. The Polish-born Judge Joseph F. Sawicki served for 15 years as a municipal court judge in Cleveland, Ohio. Though he entertained the idea of selling his collection in 1936, going so far as to place an advertisement in The Numismatist, the majority of his large cent collection was sold by Stack's in February 1954, with a handful of other pieces offered at the ANA Auction of 1964.
1804 36422 1804 1C VF20BN 4 10 1151
1804 1C Middle Die State. VF20 PCGS. S-266b, B-1, R.2. Photo #59275. Our EAC Grade VG10. Equivalents. Proskey 1; Doughty 198; McGirk 1A; Clapp 1; EAC 1; Encyclopedia 1760; PCGS #1504. Variety. Triple punched 4. High leaf below left corner of S. The obverse appears on S-266. The reverse appears on S-266. Surfaces. Mostly dark steel color with lighter reddish-brown on the highpoints of the obverse and reverse designs. The usual light handling marks are visible on the faintly rough surfaces. An attractive example of the important 1804 cent. Die State III. Better known as State "b" with an obverse rim break on RTY, but no reverse rim break. Breen lists four different die states, his first state requiring perfect, uncracked dies. The 1804 cents may not exist in the earliest die state. States II, III, and IV correspond with the earlier notation of S-266a, b, and c. Commentary. The middle die state is the scarcest of the three major, collectible die states of 1804 large cents. Due to the key-date status of the issue, third rarest date of the early large cents, some collectors are happy to have a single example in any of the three die states. Others, more serious in their copper pursuit, require three different examples. Provenance. No prior provenance has been located. Personality. Philip Summers was hired in 1804 as the Mint's doorkeeper, replacing his father who passed away early in the year. He was born in 1770 and died in 1824.
1805 1510 1805 1C XF40BN 20 69 2388
S-269.
1806 36436 1806 1C XF40BN 2 12 1341
S-270, B-1, R.1. The only variety for the year. While the 1806 is not a great rarity as are a number of single-die-pair years, it presents a challenge nonetheless in better circulated grades. This well struck, lightly circulated representative sports rich chocolate-brown surfaces. EAC 30 Ex:Heritage 01/09:1121.
1807 36448 1807 1C AU53BN 1 2 1062
1807 1C Large Fraction. AU53 PCGS. S-275, B-5, R.3. Bland VF35; tied for CC-9. Noyes VF35; tied for CC-5. Photo #26864. Our EAC Grade VF35. Equivalents. Proskey 4; Doughty 206; McGirk 5A; Clapp 5; EAC 5; Encyclopedia 1772; PCGS #1516. Variety. Blunt 1 close to curl. ER high above hair. Large Fraction. The obverse appears on S-274 and S-275. The reverse appears on S-275 and S-276. Surfaces. Olive and dark brown with steel and maroon patina on the reverse. The usual quota of minor abrasions and handling marks is visible on each side, but none are significant. Die State I. An early die state with minor obverse clash marks and a faint reverse bulge between OF and A. Census. Although not quite as rare as S-274, the S-275 die marriage is also an elusive issue that is troublesome in higher grades. Mint State survivors are nonexistent, and only two AU pieces are recorded in Bland's Census. This example falls short of the XF grade level but it is still in the top 10 for the variety. Provenance. Henry C. Miller (Thomas Elder, 4/1917), lot 806, $72; "GAR"; M.L. Kaplan (12/1954); C. Douglas Smith; George Ramont; Fred Borcherdt (2000). Personality. By 1952, Max L. Kaplan was recognized as an old hand at the coin game, and his reputation only grew with time. In 1955, Kaplan helped found the Associated Coin Auction Company, which presented the Warfield collection early in its existence. Among his later credentials was a stint on the Professional Numismatists Guild board of directors.
1808 36460 1808 1C AU55BN 2 6 740
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11: 3024.
1809 36466 1809 1C XF45BN 3 8 729
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11:3025.
1810 1552 1810/09 1C AU58BN 1 4 935
S-281
1811 36496 1811 1C XF45BN 1 7 1154
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11:3027
1812 36499 1812 1C AU55BN 3 9 2075
1812 1C Small Date. AU58 PCGS. S-290, B-2, R.1. Noyes XF40; tied for CC-15. Photo #39142. Our EAC Grade AU50. Equivalents. Proskey 3; Doughty 219; McGirk 3A; Clapp 3; EAC 2; Encyclopedia 1783; PCGS #1561. Variety. Small date, 181 close, 12 wide. Leaf below right side of C in AMERICA. The obverse appears on S-290. The reverse appears on S-290. Surfaces. Mostly dark brown color on the obverse is interrupted by peripheral golden-tan, faded from original mint red. Much of the reverse has similar golden-tan color, interspersed with darker brown. Frosty mint luster is visible on both sides, broken only by a hint of wear on the highpoints. A few faint scratches on the obverse are blended with the surrounding surfaces and invisible without magnification. Unevenly struck, with considerable weakness at the upper left obverse and lower left reverse. All remaining details are bold. Die State III. Breen's die states for this variety are not definitive. Although he described a fourth die state, most of the text is repeated. For Die State III, Breen writes in part: "Flowlines. Reverse has vertical lapping marks at ITED STA." For Die State IV, the brief description is: "Heavy flowlines. Vertical lapstone marks at ITED STA." The present specimen has no visible lapping marks, but the flowlines are heavy, especially on the reverse. TES OF are merged with the heavy rim inside the dentils, and several other letters are extended to the rim by the flowlines. The flowlines have likely obscured the lapping marks. Census. Bland records 10 Mint State examples of S-290, but Noyes considers just six pieces to be Mint State. Although each person has his own opinion, we believe the Noyes XF40 grade is much too conservative. Commentary. According to our January 2002 description of this coin where it was offered uncertified, it has been given the identical AU58 grade by PCGS on two different occasions. Provenance. Andrew M. Hain; Dennis Steinmetz; 1980 ANA (Steve Ivy, 8/1980), lot 972, $3,200; Robert Schick; Heritage (1/2002), lot 5353, $2,300.
1813 1570 1813 1C AU53BN 7 34 846
S-293 Ex: Holmes Goldberg 9/09: 568. Previously:Doug Bird-Denis Loring 4/27/07.
1814 36520 1814 1C AU58BN 1 7 4875
S-294 Crosslet four. Ex: Gerrie, Goldberg 2/13: 83. Frosty chocolate brown with slightly lighter steel brown toning in the protected areas. Very attractive showing little if any friction on the highpoints. A tiny nick on a dentil over the right top of the N in UNITED is the only notable mark. Called AU55 Average Plus and tied for CC#11 in the Noyes census, photo #38432.
1816 1591 1816 1C MS63BN 81 34 9795
N5. Ex. Barney Bluestone-Willard Blaisdell-R.E. Naftzger. Listed as CC # 5 in Noyes book.
1817 1595 1817 1C MS63RB 36 24 3737
N6. Ex: Heritage 6/05:lot 5094
1818 1600 1818 1C MS65BN 4 1 6281
N1. Tied for CC #3.
1819 1607 1819 1C MS64RB 14 3211
N9 small date. Ex: Heritage 6/05: 5048.
1820 1616 1820 1C MS65RB 84 7 9028
N13. Ex: Heritage 6/05: Lot 5099
1821 1621 1821 1C AU58BN 10 8 1319
N1. Ex: Heritage: 6/05, lot 5100.
1822 1624 1822 1C MS62BN 13 14 2160
N11. ex Garrett Bowers & Ruddy 11/28/79:145. Later, RE Naftzger.
1823 1630 1823/2 1C AU50BN 2 7 628
N1. From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents. Heritage 1/06:602
1824 1636 1824 1C MS65BN 1 49
N2. Ex: Hogan Pond Collection:ANR Jewel Sale 3/05, Lot 1160
1825 1642 1825 1C MS62BN 8 22 1557
N-9. Ex: Evan Kopald. EAC AU58.
1826 1645 1826 1C MS65BN 1 912
N7
1827 1651 1827 1C MS63BN 24 15 3845
N7. CC#7.
1828 1654 1828 1C MS64BN 11 3 3023
N11. From The Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection of United States Cents. Heritage 1/06:610
1829 36928 1829 1C MS64BN 1 1712
Small Letters Reverse. Called AU55 and finest known by 10 points in the Noyes census, his photo #21036. Bland also says AU55 and CC#1. Ex James Kelly, Central States Numismatic Society Convention 4/55:470A-Emanuel Taylor 10/60. REN, Goldbergs 2/1/09:219.
1830 1672 1830 1C MS62BN 8 30 1161
N1.
1831 1681 1831 1C MS63BN 5 1 4575
N2. Ex: Abner Kreisberg, 1957; RE Naftzger, EAC 1989:320; Robbinson Brown 1/27/96: Lot 568
1832 1690 1832 1C MS64BN 3 2621
N-1. EAC MS64.
1833 1697 1833 1C MS64RB 11 6 1516
N4. 1833/2. CC#2.Ex Bob Matthews; Superior, 5-28-89, Lot 739.
1834 1708 1834 1C MS63BN 11 9 3368
N-2.
1835 37084 1835 1C MS65BN 2 1 1042
N-5. R-2. Naftzger. MDS with fine die flowlines covering the fields. Called MS63 and tied for CC#1 in the Noyes census, his photo #20860. Ex Milton A. Holmes, Stack's 10/5/60:1565-John. J. Pittman-C. Douglas Smith-Del Bland-Jerry A. Bobbe-Myles Z. Gerson-Denis Loring-Herman Halpern, Stack's 3/16/88:449-Tony Terranova 4/16/88. REN, Goldbergs 2/1/09:317.
1836 1726 1836 1C MS64BN 17 7 2436
N-6. Ex:Jules Reiver (Heritage) 1/06:20058. Previously, Michael, 9/5/91.
1837 1736 1837 1C MS65RB 12 2 4413
N13. CC#4
1838 1741 1838 1C MS66BN 13 2 26104
N4. Ex-Milton Holmes; Stack’s, 10-1960, Lot ?; Herman Halpern. Tied for Condition Census #1.
1839 1751 1839 1C MS65BN 12 3 4990
N13.
1840 395815 1840 1C MS64+ BN 1 2 473
N-3. R1. Tied for CC#4.Later die state (B) with a thin crack through the date and several stars, and a small rim break between the final pair of stars. Ex: Stack's Bowers 11/11:303.
1841 1832 1841 1C MS63BN 12 23 1656
N-6. E-MDS (a). Ex: Dr W Lee Superior 5/01: 1229.
1842 1838 1842 1C MS64BN 3 2 4957
N-2 Rarity-1 MS-63 Small Date. Chocolate with some bluish tones. Choice, lustrous surfaces. No defects. Die state d. Tied for Condition Census #4. Ex: B&M 3/07:1222
1843 405833 1843 1C MS65BN 1 2745
Ex: Naftzger Goldbergs 2009:664. N-12. Called MS63 and CC#2 of the business strikes in the Noyes census, his photo #31076. Our grade is MS64, tied for CC#1 of the business strikes in the Grellman census. Ex 1979 EAC Sale, 1/13/79:274 (via Myles Z. Gerson).
1844 1856 1844 1C MS63BN 15 14 2454
N-5. Superior 6/00:363. 2001 EAC Sale:473.
1845 1862 1845 1C MS64BN 21 4 3975
N-2, R.1. Brown with some faded mint red on the obverse and some sea green toning on the reverse. Choice, lustrous surfaces. Tied for Condition Census #1. Comes with two Grellman Attribution and Grading cards as MS-63. Die state b, early.
1846 1866 1846 1C MS64RB 17 7 3621
N-8, R.1. Grellman Die State a. Ex: Heritage 1/11:3177 (as NGC MS65RB).
1847 1878 1847 1C MS64RB 35 16 6038
N-39
1848 1884 1848 1C MS64RB 34 15 5040
N-21, Low R.4. Grellman die state b.EAC 63. Ex: Heritage 5/07:183.
1849 1886 1849 1C MS63BN 31 45 64152
1849 Large Cent N-2 Rarity-2 AU-58. Brown with choice, lustrous surfaces. No defects. Just a touch of friction from full Mint State. Die state v. Very choice.
1850 1889 1850 1C MS64BN 138 78 157574
N-12. Joe Dooley 1/11/1997: 593. 2002 EAC sale:613.
1851 1893 1851 1C MS64RB 98 78 124168
N-38. Brown with 20% faded mint red on the obverse and 40% faded mint red on the reverse. Choice, lustrous surfaces. Tied for Condition Census 2. Die state b.
1852 1900 1852 1C MS64RD 25 20 2825
N-3, R1. EAC MS64.
1853 1902 1853 1C MS64RB 236 123 265408
N-11. B&M 11/06: 318. Brown with 35% of the mint red remaining on the obverse and 50% of the mint red remaining on the reverse. Choice, lustrous surfaces. Slightly sharper with some very minor ticks. Tied for Condition Census 1. Die state a, late.
1854 1905 1854 1C MS65RB 53 5 7043
1854 N-24. Rarity-2. MS-65 RB (PCGS). A pleasing Gem cent. Largely rich coppery brown with approximately a third of the original mint red remaining on both sides. Nice lustre and good eye appeal. A few minor spots are seen, but none are active. From the Warren Snow Collection. Earlier from B. Max Mehl's sale of the William Cutler Atwater Collection, June 1946, Lot 115 for $5.25.
1855 1911 1855 1C MS65RB 5 100221
1855 N-10. Rarity-1. Slanted 55. MS-65 RB (PCGS). Beautifully blended reddish brown surfaces on both sides with more mint red than often seen for the grade. Highly lustrous and nicely struck. Another example of this variety whose better examples have often been mistaken for Proof format in early auction catalogues. From the famed Anderson Dupont sale, Part I where it was described as follows, "Blazing red Proof. Minute rim nick opposite first star, visible with a glass." The surface tones have undoubtedly mellowed a bit since 1954, but the piece was plated and can be matched with some study. Another delightful Gem. From the Warren Snow Collection. Earlier from our Anderson Dupont sale, September 1954, Lot 1009 for $80.
1856 1920 1856 1C MS64RB 139 40 222134
N-7. Brown with 40% mint red on the obverse and 60% mint red on the reverse. There are some small spots scattered around the obverse, none of which are corrosive. Tied for Condition Census 3. Die state c.
1857 1932 1857 1C MS64RB 15 8 5623
1857 1C Small Date MS65 Red and Brown NGC. N-2, High R.1. The reverse is mostly red, while the obverse retains the initial fiery luster around the stars and along the border of the portrait. This is a nearly unabraded Gem, well struck save for the centers of stars 2 to 8. EAC 63