Coin Specifications

Category: Flowing Hair Cents (1793)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,353
Catalog: KM-12
Obverse Designer: Henry Voigt?
Reverse Designer: Henry Voigt?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.48 Grams
Diameter: 26-28mm
Edge: Vine and Bars
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1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS obverse 1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The shallowness of the Liberty bust on the Chain Cents did not provide good wearing qualities, and the frantic expression on Liberty's face was not well received, so this more attractive design replaced the Chain Cents.

A total of 63,353 Wreath Cents was coined from April to July of 1793 before this type was discontinued. Two edge devices were employed: The Vine and Bars pattern was replaced midway through production with an edge reading ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR in incused letters. The latter is transitiona with the next type of cent and is slightly the scarcer for this type.

The most commonly seen variety is S-9 (photos), while S-5, -6, -8, -10 and -11a are more scarce. Varieties S-7 and NC-2, -3, -4 and -5 are genuinely rare.

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1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Brown
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 180
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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9/6/2004 PCGS VG 10   Brown Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 93 $2,300.00
9/9/2009 NGC VG 8   Brown Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 44 $4,168.75
5/16/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Teletrade Auction 2854, 2854/Lot# 1009 $2,472.50
5/30/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Brown Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1138 $1,053.00
1/3/2012 PCGS AU 50   Brown Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3028 $43,125.00
1/1/2013 NGC Details VG Details  Brown Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12025 $1,233.75
8/18/2013 PCGS MS 97   Brown David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 765, 774/Lot# 2 $2,500.00
4/6/2014 NGC   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/06/2014, 175/Lot# 184518 $5,199.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7051438175324643080385243194719532056656124640066166951719877568849958811047121782109527820
9491543199026693337400744524919543558186216647267277033738481209095100741142415150233360
0000004452491954355818621664726727703373848120909510074114241515000
0000004585511955505971630865446839711575708484934110560118011812200
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113639493555635922640066856820719877048247945010226119931388811
1111112134071514456826081649567306946736678858648970810815126241388810
0000004071514456826081649567306946736678858648970810815126241388800
0000004503535358026240659067757072753580669049996711404132561388800
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111143195367648870777543815392349918110471197013112147511752020571
1111111144046685740668472327746851394621029411354123501365815674185370
000000114404668574066847232774685139462102941135412350136581567400
000000128795017611468807387794988739690106701166212731142041659700
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Grade: AU 55 BN
Points: 5665
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1926
Owner: JTO
 
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