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: 9/10/2014

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1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7400 12500 22750 31000 64000 64000 93000 110000 135000 160000 190000 210000 245000 300000 510000 975000 1350000 - - - -
$ 74000 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 126
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66


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9/24/2001 PCGS FA 2   Brown Teletrade Auction 1485, 1485/Lot# 1003 $945.00
9/19/2005 PCGS VF 20   Brown Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1493 $25,875.00
8/11/2011 NGC AU 53   Brown Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7012 $80,500.00
7/27/2013 PCGS F 12   Brown Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4018 $19,681.25
1/10/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown Heritage Auctions 2014 January 10 The Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1200/Lot# 2403 $44,062.50
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 40   Brown GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 198722 $46,200.00
7/25/2014 PCGS   Brown Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22008 $1,733.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 CHAIN "AMERICA" 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1707246431033601456559227014785983208601899292349588102261104712178139141525216353172963024939365
195926773269392250176286729580128413873190729352980010499114241275614360156191666721613332870
00000072958012841387319072935298001049911424127561436015619166672161300
000000757781668507886191539470100131077311801133351480615986169812593100
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: FINE Details
Points: 1801
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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