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1793 Chain 1C Periods -- Obverse Graffiti -- NGC Details. XF. S-4, B-5, R.3....

2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1189

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 27, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1793 Chain Cent, Periods Obverse, S-4
XF Details
1793 Chain 1C Periods -- Obverse Graffiti -- NGC Details. XF. S-4, B-5, R.3. This Chain cent features the one-use-only obverse die that puts periods at the ends of LIBERTY and the date. It also has a single unfortunate post-striking addition, a large graffiti "X" scratched on Liberty's portrait. The reverse with the famous Chain design, on the other hand, shows no such graffiti, though it does have a number of small rim bumps and marks on still-glossy blue-brown surfaces. Even so, this coin earns its XF Details rating with clear and strong links. The collector who wishes to own a Chain cent for reverse-up display will find this an ideal example. Our EAC grade Fine 12.
From The Joan Carroll Collection.

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