1798 1C S-176 2nd Hair Style, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS AU58+BN

PCGS AU58+BN

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PCGS AU50BN

PCGS AU50BN

PCGS VG8BN

PCGS VG8BN

PCGS #:
36098
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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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade

R.E. “Ted” Naftzger Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection

3 AU50 PCGS grade

Spink & Son, Ltd. - New Netherlands 3/1973:43, $375 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately in 1974 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 5/2003:474 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2179, $4,600

#1 AU58 PCGS grade

R.E. “Ted” Naftzger Collection - Tom Reynolds Collection

#3 AU50 PCGS grade

Spink & Son, Ltd. - New Netherlands 3/1973:43, $375 - Denis W. Loring, sold privately in 1974 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 5/2003:474 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2179, $4,600

Ron Guth:

1798 Large Cents are known with "First" and "Second" Hairstyles. 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 176 is a scarce variety that Breen rates as Low Rarity 4 (159-200 examples known). Collectors will find this variety very difficult to locate in just about any grade, but especially so above Very Fine. No Mint State examples are known, nor are there any Red-Brown or Red examples. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single AU58+ from the Naftzger and Reynolds collections.