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1793 Chain 1C Periods VG10 PCGS. S-4, B-5, R.3....

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-4, B-5 Chain Cent, VG10
Periods After Date and LIBERTY
1793 Chain 1C Periods VG10 PCGS. S-4, B-5, R.3. One of the many unknowns surrounding our early coinage is the 1793 Periods Obverse Chain cent. No clues exist to tell us why the engraver placed periods after the date and LIBERTY. For that matter, we do not even know who the engraver was. Walter Breen suggests that the engraver may have been Joseph Wright, who placed a period after LIBERTY on the obverse of his 1792 pattern quarter dollar. An alternative is that another engraver was merely familiar with the Wright quarter dollar design and copied the concept.
This representative of the Periods design has a blend of medium olive and dark steel with faintly granular surfaces. However, there are no marks or bruises of consequence on either side. This attractive piece will appeal to the variety specialist or date collector. MRB VG7.(Registry values: P5) (PCGS# 91341)

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