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1793 Chain 1C AMERI. Fine 15 NGC....

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

 
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The Midwest Airlines Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Pleasing Fine 15 1793 Chain AMERI. Cent, S-1
1793 Chain 1C AMERI. Fine 15 NGC. S-1, R.4. This variety is generally considered to be the first Chain cent coined at the Philadelphia Mint early in 1793. Official records suggest that these pieces were minted in early March of that year, although some have speculated that examples may have actually been coined as early as February 22, to celebrate George Washington's birthday. Although this particular example has a generous quota of old pinscratches, they are all blended into the otherwise smooth light to medium brown surfaces. The design on both sides remains sharp, with a full date and complete lettering. Without the imperfections, this example would certainly grade quite a bit higher. MRB Good 6.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

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