1823/2 1C, BN (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS PR63BN

PCGS #:
1777
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 5 R-9.7 7 / 24 TIE 9 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 8 / 24 TIE 10 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 24 1 / 43
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.7
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 8 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 24
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 9 / 43 TIE
60 or Better 10 / 43 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 43

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR64BN PCGS grade

Robert Batchelder - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Early American Coppers 4/1989:261 - John B. MacDonald Collection - Denis W. Loring - Anthony Terranova, sold privately on 10/26/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30049

2 PR63BN PCGS grade
2 PR63BN estimated grade

John F. McCoy Collection - W. Eliot Woodward 5/1864:704 - Joseph Zanoni Collection - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1860 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:1308 - Major William B. Wetmore Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 6/1906:616 - Henry Beckwith Collection - S.H. Chapman 4/1923:62 - Howard R. Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 5/1945:556 - Floyd Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:161 - Richard Burdick - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger - Eric J. Streiner - Legend Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:320, $59,800

2 PR62BN estimated grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - M.A. Brown Collection - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection, sold privately in 1923 - Wayte Raymond - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:61, $232.50 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/21/1996:554, $39,600

#1 PR64BN PCGS grade

Robert Batchelder - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Early American Coppers 4/1989:261 - John B. MacDonald Collection - Denis W. Loring - Anthony Terranova, sold privately on 10/26/2000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30049

#2 PR63BN PCGS grade
#2 PR63BN estimated grade

John F. McCoy Collection - W. Eliot Woodward 5/1864:704 - Joseph Zanoni Collection - Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1860 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:1308 - Major William B. Wetmore Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 6/1906:616 - Henry Beckwith Collection - S.H. Chapman 4/1923:62 - Howard R. Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 5/1945:556 - Floyd Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:161 - Richard Burdick - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger - Eric J. Streiner - Legend Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:320, $59,800

#2 PR62BN estimated grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - M.A. Brown Collection - Col. James W. Ellsworth Collection, sold privately in 1923 - Wayte Raymond - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:61, $232.50 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/21/1996:554, $39,600

Ron Guth:

Proof coins of the 1820s are very rare, and the 1823/2 Cent is no exception. Early copper expert Denis Loring enumerated five different examples, of which four are listed in the PCGS CoinFacts Census above. All of the known examples show prooflike surfaces and an above-average strike, though all show weakness on the 7th through the 11th stars. Their appearance is much different than circulation strikes, even though they were all made from the same die pair (N-1).

The finest example appears to be the PCGS PR64BN from the Eugene Gardner Collection.