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1793 Chain Cent Obverse     1793 Chain Cent Reverse


1793 FLOWING HAIR CENT, CHAIN REVERSE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 36,103
Proofs: 0

Designer: attributed to Henry Voight

Diameter: 27 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Vine and vertical bars, alternating

Mintmarks: None (all examples of this type were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties:
Sheldon 1 - Very Scarce
Sheldon 2 - Very Scarce
Sheldon 3 - Scarce
Sheldon 4 - Very Scarce
Sheldon NC-1 - Extremely Rare

Notes:
The finest "AMERICA" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67BN.

The finest "AMERICA" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63RB.

The finest "AMERI." Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

The finest "Chain Periods" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65BN.

Significant example:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Relevant collector organizations:
Early American Coppers Club