Coin Specifications

Category: Flowing Hair Cents (1793)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 63,353
Catalog: KM-12
Obverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Reverse Designer: "Designer unknown, engraved by Henry Voigt"
Composition: Copper
Weight: 13.48g
Diameter: 26-28mm
Edge: Vine and Bars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 3/25/2016

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1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Brown
  GVGFVFXF50535558616263646566
Base $ 2900 4300 7050 11500 21500 30000 34000 43000 54500 65000 73500 100000 165000 240000 375000
$ - - - - - - - - - - 690000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 195
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 66


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9/23/2007 PCGS AU 50   Brown Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2084 $16,675.00
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2/5/2015 PCGS Genuine XF   Brown Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1099 $6,462.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7051438175324643080385243194719532056656124640066166951719877568849958811047121782109527820
9491543199026693337400844524919543558186216647267287033738481209095100741142415150233370
0000004452491954355818621664726728703373848120909510074114241515000
0000004586512055505971630865446839711675708485934210561118011812300
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Red Brown
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113639493555635922640066856820719877048247945010226119931388811
1111112144071514456836081649567306946736778858648970910815126251388810
0000004071514456836081649567306946736778858648970910815126251388800
0000004503535458026241659067757072753580669049996711404132561388800
1793 WREATH VINE&BARS 1C MS Red
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111143195367648870777543815392349918110471197013112147511752020571
1111111144046685740668472327746851394621029411354123501365815674185370
000000114404668574066847232774685139462102941135412350136581567400
000000128795017611468807387794988739690106701166212731142041659700
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Grade: AU 55 BN
Points: 5665
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: VF 35 BN
Points: 3080
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
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