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    Important Mid-Grade 1793 Chain AMERI. Large Cent

    1793 Chain 1C AMERI. VF20 PCGS. S-1, R.4. Apparently, the engraver laid out AMERICA last, and realized that the legend would appear unbalanced unless the nation's name was abbreviated. A splendidly detailed piece with slightly grainy, chocolate-brown surfaces and imposing eye appeal. Both sides are well centered an void of most of the normally seen, post-striking injuries so common to this issue. As future identifiers, a couple of crisscrossing marks are seen under close examination at the center of the reverse within the chain. An attractive example of this coveted rarity, the first Large Cent variety issued and the only die marriage with the AMERI. reverse.
    From The Krist Collection.(#1340) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 223G, PCGS# 1340)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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