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1793 Chain 1C AMERI. VG10 PCGS. CAC. S-1, B-1, R.4....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

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1793 S-1 Chain AMERI. Cent, VG10
The Nation's First Coin
1793 Chain 1C AMERI. VG10 PCGS. CAC. S-1, B-1, R.4. Considered the first large cent variety coined at the Philadelphia Mint, the Chain AMERI. cents are among the most desired varieties in the entire large cent series. These coins were struck in early March 1793, with some numismatic researchers suggesting that a few ceremonial coins were minted as early as Washington's birthday.
This example is somewhat unevenly struck with weakened details at the lower obverse, especially through the date, and with minor planchet laminations and pit marks on the obverse. The reverse is clean and substantially finer, with the chain and all lettering bold. MRB Good 6.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

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