1856 1C Slanted 5, RB (Proof)

Series: Coronet Head Cents 1817-1857

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

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PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS PR66RB

PCGS #:
1998
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
27.50 millimeters
Weight:
10.89 grams
Mintage:
100
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 35 R-8.8 16 / 19 26 / 42
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 16 / 19 26 / 42
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 12 / 19 TIE 16 / 42 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35
60 or Better 35
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-8.8
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 19
60 or Better 16 / 19
65 or Better 12 / 19 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 26 / 42
60 or Better 26 / 42
65 or Better 16 / 42 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Henry Chapman 4/1897:968 - Wells Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/1981:2783 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, Part III - Goldbergs 9/2009:1266, $24,150

1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2018:309, $31,725

1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:173 (as part of a complete 1856 Proof Set)

1 PR66RB PCGS grade
5 PR65+RB PCGS grade
6 PR65RB PCGS grade

Stack's 2/1975:234 - Herman Halpern Collection - Stack's 3/1988:756 - Denis Loring Collection - Robinson S. “Robbie” Brown, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 4/17/1999 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:660, $9,775

6 PR65RB PCGS grade

Newcomb 5.  Henry Hines - Homer K. Downing - 1952 ANA Sale:2221, $67.50 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:278, $6,050

6 PR65RB PCGS grade
6 PR65RB PCGS grade
6 PR65RB PCGS grade
#1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Henry Chapman 4/1897:968 - Wells Collection - Bowers & Merena 7/1981:2783 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection, Part III - Goldbergs 9/2009:1266, $24,150

#1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 5/2018:309, $31,725

#1 PR66RB PCGS grade

Simpson Collection - Legend-Morphy 5/2014:173 (as part of a complete 1856 Proof Set)

#1 PR66RB PCGS grade
#5 PR65+RB PCGS grade
#6 PR65RB PCGS grade

Stack's 2/1975:234 - Herman Halpern Collection - Stack's 3/1988:756 - Denis Loring Collection - Robinson S. “Robbie” Brown, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 4/17/1999 - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 1/2011:660, $9,775

#6 PR65RB PCGS grade

Newcomb 5.  Henry Hines - Homer K. Downing - 1952 ANA Sale:2221, $67.50 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:278, $6,050

#6 PR65RB PCGS grade
#6 PR65RB PCGS grade
#6 PR65RB PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Breen wrote about the 1856 Slanted 5 Large Cent Proofs as "...the least rare large cent proofs; over 100 survive." However, the PCGS Population Report shows it as the second most common Large Cent Proof, after the 1857 Small Date. All known examples are of the Newcomb 5 variety which, coincidentally, happens to be a proof-only variety.

The majority of the certified examples are in fine condition, ranging from a low of PR63 to a high of PR66. Red-Brown examples make up the bulk of the surviving population, indicating a high degree of care in their preservation. Full Red Proofs are extremely rare. Finding examples that are free of carbon spots is difficult, but not impossible.