1798 1C S-170 2nd Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS62+BN

PCGS MS62+BN

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PCGS AU53BN

PCGS AU53BN

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS #:
36080
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 MS62+BN PCGS grade
Noyes CC#1 as MS63 Choice (image #20475)
Breen CC#1
 
Virgil M. Brand Collection - New Netherlands Coin Co., sold privately on 1/5/1952 - C. Douglas Smith Collection, sold privately in 12/1956 - Dorothy Paschal Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Amthony Terranova, sold privately in 4/1992 - Thomas D. Reynolds Collection - Goldbergs 1/2016:169, $16,450
2 AU53 PCGS grade

J.R. Frankenfield Collection - Col. Steve Ellsworth Collection

#1 MS62+BN PCGS grade
Noyes CC#1 as MS63 Choice (image #20475)
Breen CC#1
 
Virgil M. Brand Collection - New Netherlands Coin Co., sold privately on 1/5/1952 - C. Douglas Smith Collection, sold privately in 12/1956 - Dorothy Paschal Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Amthony Terranova, sold privately in 4/1992 - Thomas D. Reynolds Collection - Goldbergs 1/2016:169, $16,450
#2 AU53 PCGS grade

J.R. Frankenfield Collection - Col. Steve Ellsworth Collection

Ron Guth:

Sheldon 170 is a semi-scarce variety among the Second Hair Style versions (that's the one with a prominent hair curl gelow and to the left of Liberty's ear). The interesting thing about S-170 is that there are numerous circulated versions but only one Mint State example. On top of that, the PCGS MS-62+Brown example is finer than the nearest competitor by a full seven points. This example sold recently as part of the Tom Reynolds Collection of high-grade Large Cents, where it set a record price for the variety of $16,450.