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    1793 S-11c, B-16c Wreath Cent, AU58
    Ex: Husak Collection

    1793 1C Wreath, Lettered Edge, S-11c, B-16c, Low R.3, AU58 PCGS. Ex: Husak Collection. Breen Die State III, with heavy clash marks at Liberty's neck and the right obverse field. Almost all the letters in AMERICA are plainly visible in the field. A splendid piece with Average surfaces according to Bill Noyes, but perhaps deserving an Above Average designation. Both sides retain considerable luster with pleasing light brown color and iridescent blue toning. A small dark stain is evident at the lower right obverse. A thin diagonal line of lamination can be seen through the center reverse.

    The obverse of this piece is illustrated in Early American Cents and Penny Whimsy. The obverse and reverse are illustrated in Noyes (2006). S-11a, 11b, and 11c are considered separate subvarieties, each struck from the same die pair with different edge devices. It is believed that the three subvarieties were the last Wreath cents coined, in early July 1793. The Lettered Edge of S-11c continued to the Liberty Cap series. On July 6, 1793, the coiner delivered 11,825 coins to the treasurer. One additional delivery of 176 coins was dated July 17, 1793. In the past some have speculated that the Strawberry Leaf cents were the odd 176 coins delivered July 17. Breen pointed out the Vine and Bars Edge of those coins, asking why they would have been produced after all of the Lettered Edge coins were struck.

    In Early American Cents, Sheldon described a scene from one of the Chapman brothers, probably Henry, who actually employed Sheldon for a period of time: "Chapman used to have a special box in which he kept quantities of 3-C's, 9-H's, and 11-J's [Sheldon-3, 9, 11], and this was always the first box brought out for prospective customers who 'wanted to see some 1793 cents.' More carefully guarded stocks were brought forth only if the customer displayed enough knowledge of the coins to warrant such a courtesy."

    In addition to a single Mint State specimen, about a dozen pieces grade XF or AU, per Noyes. This piece ranks at the low end of the traditional Condition Census, consisting of the six finest examples of each variety. Our EAC grade XF45.
    Ex: Oscar Pearl (Numismatic Gallery FPL, 1944), lot 11, $625; Walla Walla Coin Co.; Robert Burggraff (6/1963), lot 558; Jonah Shapiro; Lester Merkin (10/1966), lot 91, $3,200; Herbert Oechsner; Lelan Rogers; Jonathan Kern (2/1994); Dr. Thomas Turissini; Walter Husak (Heritage, 2/2008), lot 2012; Adam Mervis Large Cent Collection (Heritage, 1/2014), lot 2418..

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 223J, Variety PCGS# 35477, Base PCGS# 1350)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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

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