Coin Specifications

Category: Flowing Hair Cents (1793)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-11
Obverse Designer: Henry Voigt?
Reverse Designer: Henry Voigt?
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.48 Grams
Diameter: 26-27mm
Edge: Vine and Bars
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1793 CHAIN "AMERI." S-1 1C MS obverse 1793 CHAIN "AMERI." S-1 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This first variety of the short-lived Chain Cent features an abbreviation of AMERI., perhaps because the engraver didn't space his lettering correctly and just ran out of room. It is popularly collected as a major variety separate of the three die marriages having AMERICA spelled in full.

Even when heavily worn, the S-1 marriage is distinguishable by the fact that the junction of the chain links is centered directly above letter N in ONE. On the AMERICA coins, the junction is offset to the left.

Examples of this variety are quite rare and desirable. Different sources place the number coined at either 2,900 or 7,000.

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Last Updated: 9/9/2014

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1793 CHAIN "AMERI." S-1 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 10250 17000 29500 42000 78500 160000 175000 205000 245000 335000 425000 550000 1100000 2250000 - - - - -
$ 87500 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 63


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8/22/2010 PCGS FA 2   Brown Teletrade Auction 2910, 2910/Lot# 1004 $4,600.00
2/28/2012 PCGS G 4   Brown Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1250 $8,349.00
2/3/2013 PCGS Genuine PR   Brown Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 191 $3,795.00
7/11/2013 PCGS AG 3   Brown Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3023 $5,287.50
9/7/2014 PCGS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 218054 $1,850.00
10/8/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1210/Lot# 4598 $12,925.00
4/22/2015 PCGS Genuine F   Brown Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1219/Lot# 3078 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 CHAIN "AMERI." S-1 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3980507165648022945911150117861235313723144501461915100152521660217513181252015311111
43445569705085011002311362119751281013965145061477915151157021690617717188012015311110
000000119751281013965145061477915151157021690617717188012015311100
000000121641326614208145631494015201161521720917921194772015311100
1793 CHAIN "AMERI." S-1 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111164738428880990469379958899181051511529129371461916353188422198111
111112158712485558888915794489698101171085311998134971519717182198882198110
000000712485558888915794489698101171085311998134971519717182198882198100
000000777686828967926895189808103161119112467140581577518012209342198100
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