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1793 1C Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars VF25 PCGS. S-6, B-7, R.3....

2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando #1187

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 11, 2013
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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1793 Wreath Cent, VF25
The S-6 'Sprung Die' Variety
1793 1C Wreath Cent, Vine and Bars VF25 PCGS. S-6, B-7, R.3. Most of the Wreath cents were delivered from the chief coiner to the Mint treasurer in April 1793. Walter Breen suggested that this variety was part of the 12,000 pieces coined from April 4 through 9, and delivered on the latter day. April 9 was a cloudy day in Philadelphia, with a temperature of 55 degrees at 7 AM and 71 degrees at 2 PM, according to the daily weather log kept by David Rittenhouse.

This early die state piece shows a bulge in the left obverse field that has not progressed across the entire die. Both sides show deep greenish-steel patina with slightly rough surfaces that still retain considerable eye appeal. Our EAC grade Fine 12.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 223H, PCGS# 1347)

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