Coin Specifications

Category: Chain and Wreath Cents (1793)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,353
Obverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Reverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.4800g
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS BN
  GVGFVFXF5053555860616263646566
Base $ 2600 4200 6400 10200 21400 29500 32000 42500 48500 54000 66500 72500 97000 110000 205000 305000
$ - - 40000 46000 - - - - - - 255000 700000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 216
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 66

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, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/8/2021 1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base285243046121710651313139-3----216
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----------1---1-------2
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Total285243046121710651413149-3----218
 13%2%11%14%21%6%8%5%3%2%6%0%1%0%2%4%-1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS BN
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7051438175324643080385243194719532056656124640066166951719877568849958811047121782109527820
94915431990266933374008445249195435581862166472672870337384812090951007411424151502333729211
0000004452491954355818621664726728703373848120909510074114241515000
0000004586512055505971630865446839711675708485934210561118011812300
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS RB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113639493555635922640066856820719877048247945010226119931388811
1111112144071514456836081649567306946736778858648970910815126251388811
0000004071514456836081649567306946736778858648970910815126251388800
0000004503535458026241659067757072753580669049996711404132561388800
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS RD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111143195367648870777543815392349918110471197013112147511752020571
11111111440466857406684723277468513946210294113541235013658156741853721600
000000114404668574066847232774685139462102941135412350136581567400
000000128795017611468807387794988739690106701166212731142041659700
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Grade: AU 55 BN
Points: 5665
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: FINE Details
Points: 2307
Owner: Ray, USMC
 
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