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 "AMERICA" 1C MS obverse 1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Four obverse dies were paired with a single reverse die to create the four die marriages of the Chain Cent having AMERICA spelled in full. S-2 (photos), S-3 and S-4 are all scarce, while NC-1 is among the rarest of all early cents.

A total of 36,103 Chain Cents were coined March 1-12 of 1793. How this mintage breaks down into varieties isn't known, but all examples are desirable to type collectors.

All of the obverse dies features very shallow engraving which led to the Liberty portrait being worn away quickly. It's quite common to find cents of this type that are identifiable solely by the Chain device, which is much bolder in the die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/6/2015

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1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 7400 12500 22750 31000 64000 93000 110000 135000 160000 210000 245000 310000 535000 975000 1350000 - - - -
$ 74000 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 66


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2/5/2006 PCGS VF 35   Brown Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 485 $43,700.00
9/10/2006 PCGS F 12   Brown Teletrade Auction 2257, 2257/Lot# 1001 $20,160.00
3/24/2010 PCGS VF 30   Brown Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 97 $34,500.00
11/10/2013 PCGS G 4   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 145863 $8,911.95
8/8/2014 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3108 $2,585.00
8/8/2014 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21005 $2,878.75
10/12/2014 PCGS   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 207844 $4,250.00
2/5/2015 PCGS G 4   Brown Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1097 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1707246431033601456559227014785983208601899292349588102261104712178212532150522217230773024939365
195926773269392250176286729680138414873190739352980110500114241520321337217422250425468332880
00000072968013841487319073935298011050011424152032133721742225042546800
000000757781668507886291539470100131077311801182282142121980227902785800
1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111164738428880990469379958899181051511529129371461916353188422198111
111112158712485558888915794489698101171085311998134971519717182198882198110
000000712485558888915794489698101171085311998134971519717182198882198100
000000777686828967926895189808103161119112467140581577518012209342198100
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Grade: VF 30 BN
Points: 4565
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: VF 20 BN
Points: 4565
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
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