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SERIES: Coronet Head Cents 1816-1857
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1823 1C, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66BN

PCGS MS65+BN

PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
1627
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,262,000
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$299,000 • PCGS MS66 • 2-4-2009 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 17 / 48 TIE 30 / 81 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 4 / 48 TIE 5 / 81 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 4 / 48 TIE 6 / 81 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Earl M. Cole Collection - Abe Kosoff - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:140, $299,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5155, $376,000 - “High Desert” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2021 - Richard B. Winsor Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895 - John G. Mills Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1309 - S. H. & H. Chapman, 12/1904 - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:62 - Leonard M. Holland Collection - Pennypacker Auction Centre 5/1959 - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:97 (via Richard Picker) - Goldbergs 2/2009:139, $126,500

3 MS63BN estimated grade  
4 MS62BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1990:19 - Heritage 8/2015:3932, $21,150 - High Desert Collection

4 MS62BN PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66BN PCGS grade

Earl M. Cole Collection - Abe Kosoff - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger, Jr. Collection - Goldbergs 2/2009:140, $299,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part V - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 3/2017:5155, $376,000 - “High Desert” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65+BN PCGS grade

Joseph J. Mickley Collection - W. Elliot Woodward 10/1867:2021 - Richard B. Winsor Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 12/1895 - John G. Mills Collection - S. H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:1309 - S. H. & H. Chapman, 12/1904 - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - Wayte Raymond - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:62 - Leonard M. Holland Collection - Pennypacker Auction Centre 5/1959 - Louis Helfenstein Collection - Lester Merkin 8/1964:97 (via Richard Picker) - Goldbergs 2/2009:139, $126,500

3 MS63BN estimated grade  
4 MS62BN PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena 11/1990:19 - Heritage 8/2015:3932, $21,150 - High Desert Collection

4 MS62BN PCGS grade
4 MS62BN PCGS grade  
7 MS61BN PCGS grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade

T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 4/1956:192 - James O. Sloss Collection - Abe Kosoff 10/1959:152 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack's 9/ 1988:97 - LSW - Heritage 1/ 2010:109 - Cardinal Collection - Stack's/Bowers 1/2013:13034, $38,187.50

8 AU58 PCGS grade  
8 AU58 PCGS grade  
Gordon Wrubel: A World Record auction price for a Middle Date large cent(1816-1839)was set in the Goldberg/McCawley-Grellman sale of the incomaparable Ted Naftzger Collection, Part II. Lot#139 in the Feb.1,2009 sale, a beautiful 1823 cent graded MS 65 Brown, brought $126,500. This was the first time a middle date cent ever reached six figures. But the the record only lasted about three minutes. Lot 140, another fabulous 1823 cent graded MS66 Brown, brought an astounding $299,000.