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    1793 S-1, B-1 Chain Cent, VF Details
    Famous AMERI. Reverse

    1793 1C Chain, AMERI., S-1, B-1, R.4--Tooled--PCGS Genuine. VF Details. The Chain AMERI. cent is historically important as the first copper coin produced for circulation at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia. With a supply of copper on hand, and all equipment in place, the Mint was finally prepared to strike circulation coinage 11 months after Congress passed the Coinage Act of April 2, 1792. While areas of corrosion appear on both sides, with evidence that the olive-brown surfaces have been smoothed or tooled, this is an exceptionally well-detailed piece that will serve nicely in a date, type, or variety collection. Our EAC grade Fine 12.

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

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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