1798 1C S-166 2nd Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS64BN

PCGS MS64BN

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PCGS MS63+BN

PCGS MS63+BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS #:
36068
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
1,841,745
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64BN PCGS grade

Dr. Henry W. Beckwith Collection - S. H. Chapman 4/1923:17, $37 - Henry C. Hines Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R. E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner, sold privately on 4/4/1992 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately on 12/1992 - John B. MacDonald, sold privately on 3/1997 - Tom Reynolds Collection

2 MS63+BN PCGS grade

Howard R. Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 2/1945:229, $52.50 - James Kelly - Celina Coin 3/1947:2041 - James Kelly - Hollinbeck-Kagin, sold privately in 1959 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:16, $500 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Bob Shalowitz - Ken Pines - Mike Rubin - Mike Lessans - Greg Holloway - Julian Leidman - Jim McGuigan - Heritage 1/2015:3118, $17,625 - Tom Reynolds Collection

3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 9/1990:19, $4,675 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately in 9/1990 - Tom Reynolds Collection

4 MS62BN PCGS grade

John P. Lyman - S.H. Chapman 11/1913:413, $6.50 - Henry Chapman - Charles M. Williams Collection - Numismatic Gallery 11/1950:148 (misattributed as S-165), $60 - Judge Thomas L. Gaskill Collection - New Netherlands, sold privately in 11/1956 - Dorothy I. Paschal Collection - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 9/2004:372, $9,200 - Chris Victor-McCawley - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2169, $17,250

#1 MS64BN PCGS grade

Dr. Henry W. Beckwith Collection - S. H. Chapman 4/1923:17, $37 - Henry C. Hines Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R. E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner, sold privately on 4/4/1992 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately on 12/1992 - John B. MacDonald, sold privately on 3/1997 - Tom Reynolds Collection

#2 MS63+BN PCGS grade

Howard R. Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 2/1945:229, $52.50 - James Kelly - Celina Coin 3/1947:2041 - James Kelly - Hollinbeck-Kagin, sold privately in 1959 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:16, $500 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Bob Shalowitz - Ken Pines - Mike Rubin - Mike Lessans - Greg Holloway - Julian Leidman - Jim McGuigan - Heritage 1/2015:3118, $17,625 - Tom Reynolds Collection

#3 MS63BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 9/1990:19, $4,675 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately in 9/1990 - Tom Reynolds Collection

#4 MS62BN PCGS grade

John P. Lyman - S.H. Chapman 11/1913:413, $6.50 - Henry Chapman - Charles M. Williams Collection - Numismatic Gallery 11/1950:148 (misattributed as S-165), $60 - Judge Thomas L. Gaskill Collection - New Netherlands, sold privately in 11/1956 - Dorothy I. Paschal Collection - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 9/2004:372, $9,200 - Chris Victor-McCawley - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2169, $17,250

Ron Guth:

1798 Large Cents are known with "First" and "Second" Hair Styles. These are misnomers because the hairstyles are actually quite similar and differ only by the addition of a conspicuous haircurl just left of and below the ear on the Second Hairstyle. The new version, with the obvious curl, is also known as the "Head of 1799" because researchers believe all such varieties were struck in 1799 even though they were dated 1798. In particular, the 1799/8 Large Cents are all of the Second Hairstyle.

Sheldon 166 is rated Rarity 1 (Very Common) by Walter Breen and Bill Noyes. This is true for coins in circulated conditions, but not so for Mint State examples. PCGS has conferred the MS grade on only four different S-166s, the finest of which is a PCGS MS64BN.