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

2011 November 8-10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills #1161

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 8, 2011
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Location: Heritage Auctions - Beverly Hills
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Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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1793 S-1, B-1 Chain AMERI. Cent, VG10
First Coinage at Philadelphia
1793 Chain 1C AMERI. VG10 PCGS. CAC. S-1, B-1, R.4. The Chain AMERI. cent is the first of its kind issued at the Philadelphia Mint, the first variety of any coin ever struck at that facility. Although construction of the facility was completed late the previous year, all was not ready for actual coinage operation until the end of February 1793. The Chain cents, beginning with the AMERI. variety, were coined during the first several days of March.
This pleasing medium olive example has lighter tan on the devices, with deeper steel toning in the peripheral fields. A few small laminations and other minuscule planchet marks are evident, but overall the surfaces are excellent for the grade. MRB VG7.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

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