1788 Cent Massachusetts, Period, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS66BN

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PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS #:
948
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
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Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
N/A
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2658, $8,250 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 3/25/1988 for $8,415 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5711, $37,600

2 MS65BN PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:68, $7,590

3 MS65BN estimated grade

Jon Hanson, sold privately on 6/24/2002 for $14,700 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5722, $16,450

4 MS64BN estimated grade

Anthony Terranova - Stack's - Jon Hanson, sold privately on 4/10/1988 for $4,035 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5729, $14,100

4 MS64BN estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - Mary Cruzan - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30244, $16,450

4 MS64BN estimated grade

Richard Picker, sold privately in 5/1964 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack's 9/1988:1016 - Marvin Browder - Ed Milas - Stack's - Jon Hanson, sold privately on 8/8/1998 for $16,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5724, $12,925

7 MS63BN estimated grade

Judson P. Brenner Collection - U.S. Coin Company 6/1916:204 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2004:148 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 10/12/2004 for $17,400 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5732, $8,225

7 MS63BN estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:89 - Anthony Terranova - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 5/20/1996 for $5,100 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5719, $12,925

7 MS63BN estimated grade

Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2004:122 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 10/12/2004 for $15,100 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5716, $14,100

7 MS63BN estimated grade

Jon Hanson, sold privately on 6/24/2002 for $14,700 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5713, $7,637.50

#1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2658, $8,250 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 3/25/1988 for $8,415 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5711, $37,600

#2 MS65BN PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:68, $7,590

#3 MS65BN estimated grade

Jon Hanson, sold privately on 6/24/2002 for $14,700 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5722, $16,450

#4 MS64BN estimated grade

Anthony Terranova - Stack's - Jon Hanson, sold privately on 4/10/1988 for $4,035 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5729, $14,100

#4 MS64BN estimated grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - Mary Cruzan - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30244, $16,450

#4 MS64BN estimated grade

Richard Picker, sold privately in 5/1964 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack's 9/1988:1016 - Marvin Browder - Ed Milas - Stack's - Jon Hanson, sold privately on 8/8/1998 for $16,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5724, $12,925

#7 MS63BN estimated grade

Judson P. Brenner Collection - U.S. Coin Company 6/1916:204 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2004:148 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 10/12/2004 for $17,400 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5732, $8,225

#7 MS63BN estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:89 - Anthony Terranova - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 5/20/1996 for $5,100 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5719, $12,925

#7 MS63BN estimated grade

Hillyer Ryder Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2004:122 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) on 10/12/2004 for $15,100 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5716, $14,100

#7 MS63BN estimated grade

Jon Hanson, sold privately on 6/24/2002 for $14,700 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5713, $7,637.50

Ron Guth:

1788 Massachusetts Cents are divided into two categories: With Period after MASSACHUSETTS and No Period after MASSACHUSETTS. As a group, the No Period varieties are much scarcer than the With Period. Numerous varieties comprise the With Period variety, some of which are common, others of which are quite rare. The die varieties are designated with Ryder numbers, after Hillyer Ryder, the collector who published a die study in 1920 (for those who are interested in obtaining a copy, reprints are readily available on online sites such as eBay).

Until recently, it was difficult to locate examples of the With Period in Mint State. The sale of the Donald Partrick Collection in early 2015 changed all that. The PCGS Condition Census reveals that almost all of the Top 10 examples of this variety are from his collection. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS66BN which -- no surprise -- is from the Partrick Collection.

In an odd twist, the top price realized at auction for a 1788 Massachusetts With Period Cent was $64,625 for a desirable and rare, contemporary counterfeit, Ryder 14-J -- from the Partrick Collection!