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1793 Chain 1C AMERI. -- Corroded -- ANACS. Fine Details, Net VG10. S-1, B-1, R.4....

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 28, 2011
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Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
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1793 S-1, B-1 Chain Cent, Net VG10
Famous Abbreviated Reverse
1793 Chain 1C AMERI. -- Corroded -- ANACS. Fine Details, Net VG10. S-1, B-1, R.4. This darkly toned example has a somewhat rough obverse, while the reverse is only moderately granular. The obverse has the date and LIBERTY sharp with considerable hair definition and a sharpness grade of Fine 12 or finer. The reverse has bold legends and attractive lighter brown color with VF20 or finer sharpness.
The importance of this variety can hardly be over-emphasized, as it represents the first business strike production within the U.S. Mint. AMERICA was abbreviated, apparently to maintain equal spacing between the words in the reverse peripheral legend. MRB Good 6.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

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