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    1793 C-2, B-2 Half Cent, MS61 Brown
    Likely a Condition Census Example

    1793 Liberty Cap Left, Bent Cap, C-2, B-2, R.3, MS61 Brown NGC. Our EAC grade AU50. 103.2 grains. Breen Die State I. Manley Die State 1.0. The obverse die was used to coin C-1, B-1 and C-2, B-2, and the reverse die was used for C-2, B-2 and C-3, B-3. Although the first variety, C-1, B-1 is thought to be slightly scarcer than the others, each of the four die pairs has a surviving population of about 300 coins, or about 1,200 coins for all varieties. The total 1793 half cent population represents slightly more than 3% of the original mintage. William Eckberg estimates 250 to 300 examples of C-1, B-1, and 250 to 325 examples of each of the other varieties. Eckberg's 2019 book, The Half Cent, 1793-1857, The Story of America's Greatest Little Coin is a "must have" reference for the specialist's library. This example has pleasing chestnut-brown surfaces with trivial handling marks of no consequence. A tiny obverse rim nick at 2 o'clock will aid in future identification. An excellent opportunity as the 1793 C-2, B-2 half cents are scarce in high grades. Census: 3 in 61 Brown, 13 finer (12/20).
    Ex: Michael Kirzner (10/25/1971); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2222, Variety PCGS# 35006, Base PCGS# 1000)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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