PCGS Set Registry®
ghrays - 4th
GPA with Top Bonuses
|Image||Item||PCGS #||Date||Denom||Grade||PCGS # Pop||PCGS # Pop Higher||Pop||Pop Higher||Comments|
|1793 Chain||91341||1793 Chain||1C||VF25BN||6||21||32||155||
|1793 Wreath||1347||1793 Wreath||1C||VF35BN||28||131||36||209||
S-8, R3. EAC 25. Ex: Goldberg 9/06, lot 955.
S-13. Stacks 5/08:1055.
S-64, no fraction bar. CC#9. EAC EF-45 With light planchet roughness in the lower left obverse field. Sharpness of AU-55 but areas of minute porosity on obverse and reverse. Henry Chapman 3/1917:117 $32 • Henry C. Hines • Homer K. Downing • 1952 ANA (New Netherlands Coin Co. #38):1689 $185 • Elliot Landau • New Netherlands Coin Co. #52, 12/1958:108 $250 • Stack’s • Frank H. Masters, Jr. • Rare Coin Company of America 5/1971:76 $675 • Dr. Dane B. Nielsen, 5/1979 • Denis W. Loring, 5/7/1983 • Jack H. Robinson • Superior Galleries 1/29/1989:113 $6,050 • Tom Morley, 4/15/1989 • Daniel W. Holmes, Jr., 1/2009 • Chris Victor-McCawley •. State II. Obverse illustrated in Morley. Noyes photo #21811.
S-78. R-1. Ex: Bowers & Merena 11/06:184.
1796 1C Liberty Cap. VF35 PCGS. S-89, B-10, R.3. Bland VF20; tied for CC-9. Noyes VF20; tied for CC-6. Photo #23180. Equivalents. Proskey 10; Doughty 79; Gilbert K; McGirk 3D; Ross 6E; Clapp-Newcomb J; EAC 10; Encyclopedia 1682; PCGS #1392. Variety. Crowded head, date and LIBERTY touch the device. Paired berries left and right of CENT. The obverse appears on S-89 and S-90. The reverse appears on S-87, S-88, and S-89. Plain Edge. Surfaces. Exceptional medium brown surfaces are pristine, with few marks of any sort on either side, other than a few tiny surface flaws left over from the planchet prior to striking. Die State I. An early die state with no clash marks, cracks, or bulges visible on either side. Later states of the obverse develop bulges in the lower left and right obverse field. The obverse remained in use for S-90, but resurfacing lessened the appearance of these bulges. Appearances. The obverse and reverse are illustrated in Noyes (2007). Census.The finest known was called XF40 in Early American Cents, VF35 in Penny Whimsy, and now VF30 by both Bland and Noyes. Commentary. The Sheldon-89 is an enigma among early cents. The variety is one of the most plentiful when all grades are considered, and perhaps the single most common variety in low grades, but it is unknown in XF or better. Sheldon suggested that S-89 is "a great frustration" to collectors seeking only Gem coins. Provenance. Joseph Kuehnert (7/1984); Stephen Fischer; Del Bland; Dr. Robert J. Shalowitz; Dr. C.R. Chambers; Don Valenziano, Jr.; Early American Coppers (5/1990:33, $2,400; Thomas D. Reynolds; Walter Husak, Heritage 2/08:2090; March Wells, Goldberg 2/08:573.
S-114. Rarity-5. Noyes Die State A. From the George Dyer Collection, collected circa 1910-1930. Stacks-Bowers 11/11:250. Adam Mervis collection, Heritage 1/14:2584.
S-130, R2. EAC 30 net 25.
1800 1C Normal Date. VF35 PCGS. S-199, B-14, R.4. Noyes VF25; CC-6. Photo #59270. Our EAC Grade VF20. Equivalents. Proskey 11; Doughty 149; McGirk 4E; Ross 23; Clapp-Newcomb 12; EAC 24; Encyclopedia 1737; PCGS #1449. Surfaces. Light steel-brown surfaces with hints of olive and mahogany toning. Insignificant hairline scratches cross the neck. Faint roughness and minor abrasions can be seen with close inspection, but the overall eye appeal is excellent. Variety. Bases of 00 thin or open. LIB close. Stemless berry below E of UNITED. The obverse appears on S-199, S-200, S-201, S-202, and NC-3. The reverse appears on S-199. Die State V. Both sides exhibit peripheral clash marks, with minor reverse cracks through TED and from the border to the right top of the first S. A slight die bulge is visible at ST. Census. A single AU specimen, in the ANS Collection, is followed by several pieces in the VF grade range. This example is placed in the sixth spot by Noyes, but may actually be seventh or eighth finest known. As such, we call it a "near-Census" example. Commentary. Sheldon rated this as mid- to upper-level R-5 in Penny Whimsy. Quite a number of these have been found in the last 50 years, mostly in lower grades. Sheldon graded the ANS coin MS60 in 1958, and called the second finest VF20. Provenance. Chris Victor-McCawley (7/2005). Personality. The January 1800 Mint payroll records Henry Fritz as a pressman. He ranked among the Mint employees who operated the screw-presses, and might have been the actual employee who struck this coin.
S-223, B-17, R.1. Breen Die State III. The obverse has a combination of a retained cud and rim break over RT, appearing as a retained cud over the R and a full break over the T. There is also a narrow rim break over the B that developed in its previous marriage for S-222. This pleasing piece has mottle tan, olive, and dark brown surfaces with trivial, grade-consistent marks on each side. Most noticeable are a couple diagonal marks in the left obverse field near the hair ribbon. MRB VF35
S-231, R1. VF-25. Glossy medium brown and chocolate with a couple small spots of slightly darker toning on the obverse. Smooth and quite attractive for the grade. The only notable mark is a small rim nick at the right top of the E in LIBERTY. Late die state, Breen state VIII. The die cracks are clear on both sides. The stemless wreath feature is bold. Estimated Value $300 - 600. Ex Abe Kosoff estate sale, Bowers & Merena 11/4/85:101-Jack Robinson. Goldberg 2/07;333
1803 1C Small Date, Small Fraction. AU58 PCGS. S-247, B-5, R.3. Bland XF45; tied for CC-6. Noyes XF40; tied for CC-7. Photo #20366. Our EAC Grade XF45. Equivalents. Proskey 4; Doughty 182; McGirk 4A; Ross 4; Newcomb 5; EAC 5; Encyclopedia 1754; PCGS #1482. Variety. Small Date. "Mumps" variety, die chip at throat. Small Fraction. Short fraction bar. The obverse appears on S-246, S-247, S-248, and S-249. The reverse appears on S-247. Surfaces. Olive and maroon surfaces with hints of chestnut on each side. An attractive and smooth example with minor abrasions as expected. A small rough patch on each side is the result of grease or some similar substance on the die. Die State I. The mumps feature is prominent on this example. Faint clash marks are visible on each side, especially through BERT. Provenance. Judge Joseph Sawicki (Stack's, 2/1954), lot 610, $140; Dorothy Paschal (1972); Robinson S. Brown, Jr. (Superior, 9/1986), lot 365, $1,045; Gary Ruttenberg (McCawley and Grellman, 8/1996), lot 237, $1,760. Personality. The Polish-born Judge Joseph F. Sawicki served for 15 years as a municipal court judge in Cleveland, Ohio. Though he entertained the idea of selling his collection in 1936, going so far as to place an advertisement in The Numismatist, the majority of his large cent collection was sold by Stack's in February 1954, with a handful of other pieces offered at the ANA Auction of 1964.
1804 1C Middle Die State. VF20 PCGS. S-266b, B-1, R.2. Photo #59275. Our EAC Grade VG10. Equivalents. Proskey 1; Doughty 198; McGirk 1A; Clapp 1; EAC 1; Encyclopedia 1760; PCGS #1504. Variety. Triple punched 4. High leaf below left corner of S. The obverse appears on S-266. The reverse appears on S-266. Surfaces. Mostly dark steel color with lighter reddish-brown on the highpoints of the obverse and reverse designs. The usual light handling marks are visible on the faintly rough surfaces. An attractive example of the important 1804 cent. Die State III. Better known as State "b" with an obverse rim break on RTY, but no reverse rim break. Breen lists four different die states, his first state requiring perfect, uncracked dies. The 1804 cents may not exist in the earliest die state. States II, III, and IV correspond with the earlier notation of S-266a, b, and c. Commentary. The middle die state is the scarcest of the three major, collectible die states of 1804 large cents. Due to the key-date status of the issue, third rarest date of the early large cents, some collectors are happy to have a single example in any of the three die states. Others, more serious in their copper pursuit, require three different examples. Provenance. No prior provenance has been located. Personality. Philip Summers was hired in 1804 as the Mint's doorkeeper, replacing his father who passed away early in the year. He was born in 1770 and died in 1824.
S-270, B-1, R.1. The only variety for the year. While the 1806 is not a great rarity as are a number of single-die-pair years, it presents a challenge nonetheless in better circulated grades. This well struck, lightly circulated representative sports rich chocolate-brown surfaces. EAC 30 Ex:Heritage 01/09:1121.
1807 1C Large Fraction. AU53 PCGS. S-275, B-5, R.3. Bland VF35; tied for CC-9. Noyes VF35; tied for CC-5. Photo #26864. Our EAC Grade VF35. Equivalents. Proskey 4; Doughty 206; McGirk 5A; Clapp 5; EAC 5; Encyclopedia 1772; PCGS #1516. Variety. Blunt 1 close to curl. ER high above hair. Large Fraction. The obverse appears on S-274 and S-275. The reverse appears on S-275 and S-276. Surfaces. Olive and dark brown with steel and maroon patina on the reverse. The usual quota of minor abrasions and handling marks is visible on each side, but none are significant. Die State I. An early die state with minor obverse clash marks and a faint reverse bulge between OF and A. Census. Although not quite as rare as S-274, the S-275 die marriage is also an elusive issue that is troublesome in higher grades. Mint State survivors are nonexistent, and only two AU pieces are recorded in Bland's Census. This example falls short of the XF grade level but it is still in the top 10 for the variety. Provenance. Henry C. Miller (Thomas Elder, 4/1917), lot 806, $72; "GAR"; M.L. Kaplan (12/1954); C. Douglas Smith; George Ramont; Fred Borcherdt (2000). Personality. By 1952, Max L. Kaplan was recognized as an old hand at the coin game, and his reputation only grew with time. In 1955, Kaplan helped found the Associated Coin Auction Company, which presented the Warfield collection early in its existence. Among his later credentials was a stint on the Professional Numismatists Guild board of directors.
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11: 3024.
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11:3025.
Ex: Boka Heritage 9/11:3027
1812 1C Small Date. AU58 PCGS. S-290, B-2, R.1. Noyes XF40; tied for CC-15. Photo #39142. Our EAC Grade AU50. Equivalents. Proskey 3; Doughty 219; McGirk 3A; Clapp 3; EAC 2; Encyclopedia 1783; PCGS #1561. Variety. Small date, 181 close, 12 wide. Leaf below right side of C in AMERICA. The obverse appears on S-290. The reverse appears on S-290. Surfaces. Mostly dark brown color on the obverse is interrupted by peripheral golden-tan, faded from original mint red. Much of the reverse has similar golden-tan color, interspersed with darker brown. Frosty mint luster is visible on both sides, broken only by a hint of wear on the highpoints. A few faint scratches on the obverse are blended with the surrounding surfaces and invisible without magnification. Unevenly struck, with considerable weakness at the upper left obverse and lower left reverse. All remaining details are bold. Die State III. Breen's die states for this variety are not definitive. Although he described a fourth die state, most of the text is repeated. For Die State III, Breen writes in part: "Flowlines. Reverse has vertical lapping marks at ITED STA." For Die State IV, the brief description is: "Heavy flowlines. Vertical lapstone marks at ITED STA." The present specimen has no visible lapping marks, but the flowlines are heavy, especially on the reverse. TES OF are merged with the heavy rim inside the dentils, and several other letters are extended to the rim by the flowlines. The flowlines have likely obscured the lapping marks. Census. Bland records 10 Mint State examples of S-290, but Noyes considers just six pieces to be Mint State. Although each person has his own opinion, we believe the Noyes XF40 grade is much too conservative. Commentary. According to our January 2002 description of this coin where it was offered uncertified, it has been given the identical AU58 grade by PCGS on two different occasions. Provenance. Andrew M. Hain; Dennis Steinmetz; 1980 ANA (Steve Ivy, 8/1980), lot 972, $3,200; Robert Schick; Heritage (1/2002), lot 5353, $2,300.
S-293 Ex: Holmes Goldberg 9/09: 568. Previously:Doug Bird-Denis Loring 4/27/07.
S-294 Crosslet four. Ex: Gerrie, Goldberg 2/13: 83. Frosty chocolate brown with slightly lighter steel brown toning in the protected areas. Very attractive showing little if any friction on the highpoints. A tiny nick on a dentil over the right top of the N in UNITED is the only notable mark. Called AU55 Average Plus and tied for CC#11 in the Noyes census, photo #38432.