Early Cent Among NGC-certified US Rarities in Stack's Bowers Sale

Posted on 2/29/2024

A 1793 Wreath Cent with a Vine and Bars edge is a highlight of Stack's Bowers' Spring Auction on March 26.

Hundreds of rare American coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company® (NGC®), including several dating back to the dawn of US coinage, are being offered in a Stack’s Bowers Galleries sale. Bidding is already underway for the Spring 2024 Auction on March 26, 2024.

Among the highlights is a 1793 Wreath Cent – Vine & Bars graded NGC MS 64+ BN (lot 4008). Wreath is one of the four major types of 1793-dated Cents, with the initial vine and bars design on the edge being replaced later with lettering reading: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR. The high relief of these Large Cents makes them especially appealing to collectors today. This particular example, of the Sheldon-8 variety, had been off the market for decades and was recently certified by NGC.

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Other NGC-certified coins in this auction include:

  • a 1794 Head of 94 Cent graded NGC MS 64+ BN (lot 4009)
  • an 1862 Indian Cent graded NGC MS 67+ (lot 4014)
  • an 1869 Silver 3 Cents graded NGC MS 67★ (lot 4042)
  • a 1916 Doubled Die Obverse Buffalo Nickel graded NGC MS 61 (lot 4052)
  • a 1936-D Buffalo Nickel graded NGC MS 68 (lot 4060)
  • a 1916-D Mercury Dime graded NGC MS 61 FB (lot 4079)
  • an 1870-CC Seated Liberty Quarter graded NGC AU 50 (lot 4089)
  • an 1868 Seated Liberty Half Dollar graded NGC PF 67 Ultra Cameo (lot 4125)
  • an 1874 Seated Liberty Half Dollar - Arrows graded NGC PF 66 Cameo (lot 4131)
  • a 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar graded NGC AU Details (lot 4161)
  • a 1795 13 Leaves Eagle graded NGC UNC Details (lot 4301)
  • an 1860 Clark, Gruber & Co. $20 graded NGC UNC Details (lot 4425)

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