Coin Specifications

Category: Chain and Wreath Cents (1793)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Reverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.4800g
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: 9/25/2020

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1793 CHAIN "AMERI." 1C S-1 MS BN
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10000 14500 23500 55000 83500 155000 175000 250000 280000 350000 400000 475000 585000 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1750000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 62

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/20/2021 1793 CHAIN "AMERI." 1C S-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base721611231----11--------35
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Total721611231----11--------35
 20%6%3%17%31%6%9%3%----3%3%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 CHAIN "AMERI." 1C S-1 MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3980507165648022945911150117861235313723144501461915100152521660217513181252015311111
43445569705085011002311362119751281013965145061477915151157021690617717188012015311111
000000119751281013965145061477915151157021690617717188012015311100
000000121641326614208145631494015201161521720917921194772015311100
1793 CHAIN "AMERI." 1C S-1 MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111164738428880990469379958899181051511529129371461916353188422198111
111112158712585558888915794499698101171085311998134981519717183198882198111
000000712585558888915794499698101171085311998134981519717183198882198100
000000777686828967926895189808103161119112468140581577518012209352198100
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