1803 1C S-250 Sm Date, Sm Frac, BN (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807

PCGS MS65BN

PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS63BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS MS62BN

PCGS #:
36365
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
3,131,691
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard R. Newcomb Collection - Dr. James O. Sloss Collection - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Abe Kosoff 10/1959:82, $600 - Emanuel Taylor, sold privately in 10/1960 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection - New Netherlands 11/1973:566, $1,800 - Douglas Kaselitz - Gordon J. Wrubel - Myles Z. Gerson - Jerry A. Bobbe, sold privately in 5/1974 - C. Douglas Smith, sold privately in 3/1992 - Eric Streiner - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 6/2000:215, $10,062.50 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2253, $29,900

2 MS63BN PCGS grade
3 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 MS62BN PCGS grade
3 MS62BN PCGS grade
#1 MS65BN PCGS grade

Howard R. Newcomb Collection - Dr. James O. Sloss Collection - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Abe Kosoff 10/1959:82, $600 - Emanuel Taylor, sold privately in 10/1960 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. Collection - New Netherlands 11/1973:566, $1,800 - Douglas Kaselitz - Gordon J. Wrubel - Myles Z. Gerson - Jerry A. Bobbe, sold privately in 5/1974 - C. Douglas Smith, sold privately in 3/1992 - Eric Streiner - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 6/2000:215, $10,062.50 - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2253, $29,900

#2 MS63BN PCGS grade
#3 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 MS62BN PCGS grade
#3 MS62BN PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Sheldon 250 is one of the 1803 Small Date, Small Fraction varieties. Both Breen and Noyes call it Rarity 3, which makes it somewhat scarce as a die variety. There are probably ten examples that would qualify as Mint State upon examination by PCGS; indeed, five examples have earned that distinction as of this writing (9/2015). The best example certified by PCGS is an MS65BN. Dr. Sheldon graded one MS70(!) in Penny Whimsy, but that example has not been seen in decades - who know what it would grade today?