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1793 Chain 1C AMERI. Fine 12 PCGS. S-1, R.4. This variety is generally considered to be the first Chain cent produced at th...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Significant 1793 Chain AMERI Cent Fine 12
1793 Chain 1C AMERI. Fine 12 PCGS. S-1, R.4. This variety is generally considered to be the first Chain cent produced at the Philadelphia Mint, probably in March of that year. Consequently, their desirability as a one-year type coin and a key issue among early cent specialists is only heightened by their historical significance. This glossy medium brown example is a trifle flat on the portrait and displays bold definition on the chain and denomination, a diagnostic of this sought-after type. A bit of patchy roughness is also noted on the obverse, as well as several ancient scratches. The most obvious of these is a long, curved mark that begins below Liberty's eye, extends across the portrait, and circles around to Liberty's lower curls. EAC 5.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

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