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SERIES: Draped Bust Cents 1796-1807
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1803 1C No Stems, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65BN

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PCGS MS63BN
PCGS #:
921501
Diameter:
28.00 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
10.89 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
3,131,691
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS63 • 2-1-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 17 / 40 TIE 17 / 40 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 40 TIE 7 / 40 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 40 1 / 40
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
Plate coin in Dr. William  Sheldon's “Early American Cents”
Plate coin in Dr. William  Sheldon's “Penny Whimsy”
 
Private collection - Thomas L. Elder 4/1920:1356 - Elmer S. Sears - Dr. Henry W. Beckwith Collection - S.H. Chapman 4/1923:29 - Elmer S. Sears - William Festus Morgan - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 2/1945:394, $140 - Abe Kosoff - Judge Thomas L. Gaskill Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Superior 9/1997:61 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30023, $35,250 - "High Desert" Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS63BN PCGS grade

George L. Davis Collection - Stack's 4/1954:1614, $190 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Louis Helfenstein Collection - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 6/2000:206, $10,062.50 - Anthony Terranova and Chris Victor-McCawley - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2246, $18,400

3 AU58+ PCGS grade

England - Paramount “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:546 - G. Lee Kuntz Collection - Superior 10/1991:266 - Anthony Terranova - Dr. George E. Ewing - Darwin B. Palmer, sold privately in 1/1994 - Thomas D. Reynolds Collection - Goldbergs 1/2016:274, $9,987.50

4 AU58 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 AU58 PCGS grade  

Stack's 7/2009:143, $10,000 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2789, $8,225

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65BN PCGS grade
Plate coin in Dr. William  Sheldon's “Early American Cents”
Plate coin in Dr. William  Sheldon's “Penny Whimsy”
 
Private collection - Thomas L. Elder 4/1920:1356 - Elmer S. Sears - Dr. Henry W. Beckwith Collection - S.H. Chapman 4/1923:29 - Elmer S. Sears - William Festus Morgan - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - J.C. Morgenthau 2/1945:394, $140 - Abe Kosoff - Judge Thomas L. Gaskill Collection - Dr. William H. Sheldon Collection, sold privately on 4/19/1972 - R.E. “Ted” Naftzger, Jr. Collection, sold privately on 2/23/1992 - Eric Streiner - Jay Parrino - Superior 9/1997:61 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30023, $35,250 - "High Desert" Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS63BN PCGS grade

George L. Davis Collection - Stack's 4/1954:1614, $190 - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Louis Helfenstein Collection - C. Douglas Smith Collection - Dr. Robert A. Schuman - Superior 6/2000:206, $10,062.50 - Anthony Terranova and Chris Victor-McCawley - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2246, $18,400

3 AU58+ PCGS grade

England - Paramount “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:546 - G. Lee Kuntz Collection - Superior 10/1991:266 - Anthony Terranova - Dr. George E. Ewing - Darwin B. Palmer, sold privately in 1/1994 - Thomas D. Reynolds Collection - Goldbergs 1/2016:274, $9,987.50

4 AU58 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 AU58 PCGS grade  

Stack's 7/2009:143, $10,000 - Adam Mervis Collection - Heritage 1/2014:2789, $8,225

4 AU58 PCGS grade   Chris Victor-McCawley - Heritage 1/2009:238
4 AU58 estimated grade  
8 AU55 PCGS grade  
9 AU53 PCGS grade  
10 AU50 estimated grade