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    1793 S-3, B-4 Cent, XF Details
    Chain, AMERICA

    1793 1C Chain, AMERICA, S-3, B-4, Low R.3 -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. XF. The usual variety of the Chain cents, identified by the large R in LIBERTY and the straight bust line. Approximately half of the 36,103 Chain cents coined in 1793 were from the S-3 die pair. Production was limited to the first two weeks in March 1793, and the Chain cents were the first regular-issue coins minted within the confines of the new Philadelphia Mint building that was erected during the previous several months.

    This boldly detailed S-3 cent has likely been cleaned and recolored with dark olive surfaces exhibiting splashes of light tan on the reverse. Both sides have moderate porosity that only slightly hinders the eye appeal. Our EAC grade Fine 12.


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