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    1793 S-2, B-2 Chain Cent, Fine 12
    AMERICA Reverse

    1793 1C Chain, AMERICA, S-2, B-2, High R.4, Fine 12 PCGS. Breen Die State II. The obverse is the same die as found on the famous Chain AMERI. cent, and the reverse is the first that had AMERICA spelled in full. This was the second of five Chain cent varieties that were all struck in March 1793. Contemporary Mint documentation tells us that one-third of all Chain cents were delivered (from the coiner to the Mint treasurer) on March 1, 1793. Walter Breen suggested that that delivery of 11,178 cents was the entirety of production for the first two varieties, although there is no documentation itemized by die pairing. Mythology is the term for undocumented history. This pleasing Chain cent has faint hairlines and trivial marks that are only visible with magnification. The surfaces appear smooth and exhibit light olive patina with faint blue overtones. An exceptional piece for an advanced variety, date, or type collection. Our EAC grade VG8.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 223F, Variety PCGS# 35435, Base PCGS# 1341)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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