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    1793 C-3 Half Cent, VF25
    First Year, Single Year Type Coin

    1793 1/2 C C-3, B-3, R.3, VF25 PCGS. The 1793 half cent was struck during the first year of coinage at the fledgling U.S. Mint. Liberty faces left, unlike subsequent dates when she faces right. Just four die pairs were used to strike 1793 half cents, and C-3 is readily recognized due to its curved date and fraction bar. The typical survivor is well worn and exhibits problems such as damage, corrosion, or cleaning. But the present example is nicely detailed and shows relatively few abrasions. The steel-blue and tan-brown surfaces are mildly glossy instead of granular or porous. An opportunity to add a problem-free and elusive introductory type coin to an advanced collection. Our EAC grade Fine 15.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2222, Variety PCGS# 35009, Base PCGS# 1000)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    February, 2021
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