1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, BN AG3BN Certification #33546825, PCGS #1347

Owner's Comments

s-9

Expert Comments

Denis Loring

There are nine die varieties of Wreath cents with Vine and Bars edge. NC-5 is unique, in the collection of the American Numismatic Society. NC-4 is a high R-7, with five known. Of the "numbered" varieties, only S-7 is rare. This "stopper" is unobtainable in high grade: only one in collectors' hands is above Fine. S-5, with LIBERTY and the date in large characters, is widely considered the most esthetically appealing of the Wreath cents.
Diameter
27.00 millimeters
Designer
Attributed to Henry Voight
Edge
Bars and Vines
Mintage
63353
Weight
13.48 grams
Metal Content
Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
499
Pop Lower
45
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2500 R-4.5 3 / 3 3 / 3
All Grades 40 R-8.7 2 / 3 2 / 3
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 1 / 3 1 / 3

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS69BN PCGS grade Sheldon-Naftzger-Eric Streiner
2 MS67BN PCGS grade MS67BN PCGS grade

Robert Leslie - Peter Mougey Collection - William H. Woodin Collection - Thomas L. Elder 9/1910:5 - Dr. George P. French Collection, sold privately - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau & Co. 2/1945:8 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 6/1984:13 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Bowers & Merena 8/1998:16 - Goldbergs 10/2000:1394 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30021, $329,000

3 MS66+BN PCGS grade MS66+BN PCGS grade

Plated in S.S. Crosby's 1896 The United States Cents of 1793, the standard reference on the date until the publication of Sheldon's Early American Cents in 1949.

Sylvester S. Crosby - Dr. Thomas Hall - Virgil M. Brand 2/1941- B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.),1941 - Oscar J. Pearl, 1942 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) FPL of the Oscar J. Pearl Collection, 1944:7, $1,150 - Abe Kosoff's (Numismatic Gallery) sale of the Charles Williams Collection, 11/1950:10 - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. - New Netherlands 11/1973:330 - Fred Yee - World Wide Coin Co. 8/1975 - Steve Ivy Rare Coin Co. 8/1975 - Bowers & Ruddy Galleries 8/1975 - Dr. Herbert I. Ketterman - RARCOA “Auction '82” 8/1982:510 - James A. Hayes, the future Congressman from Louisiana - RARCOA - Anthony Terranova - Alex Acevedo - Anthony Terranova - R.E. Naftzger, Jr. 2/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parirno (The Mint) - Marvin Goode - Heritage 8/1998:5852 - Haig Koshkarian - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2004:8, $241,500 - Bowers & Merena 2/2005:637, $253,000 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5520, $528,750

3 MS66BN PCGS grade PCGS #1348 (MS, Red and Brown)     66
3 MS66BN PCGS grade