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    Splendid 1793 Wreath Cent, PCGS-Certified MS65 Brown

    1793 1C Wreath Cent--Vine and Bars--MS65 Brown PCGS. S-8, R.3. On August 6, 1998, we auctioned an NGC-certified, MS66 Brown representative of this first-year Cent as lot 5852 in our Portland ANA Signature Sale. That coin, an example of the S-9 die marriage, realized $138,000. There is little negative that we can say about the present specimen. There are a few striking anomalies that are worthy of mention. First, the obverse reveals a few faint clashmarks from the reverse wreath in the field below Liberty's chin. Secondly, the diagnostic die break is seen on the reverse from the first T in STATES through the center of the coin. Finally, there are a few spindly die breaks on the obverse over Liberty's cheek, but these features are barely perceptible to the naked eye. The surfaces are glossy in texture with medium brown color that yields to aesthetically pleasing blue and lilac undertones as the coin rotates beneath a light. Both sides exhibit needle sharp striking definition with full beaded borders and devices that rise boldly above the smooth fields. This Gem is purportedly two points finer than the first coin on Noyes's Condition Census for this variety. We note, however, that Noyes's Condition Census is based on EAC grading standards, and it is impossible for us to determine where this particular coin ranks based on the assigned PCGS grade. We must, therefore, leave this determination to specialists. (NGC ID# 223J, PCGS# 1347)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2001
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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