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1793 FLOWING HAIR CENT,
WREATH REVERSE

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 63,353
Proofs: 0

Designer: attributed to Adam Eckfeldt

Diameter: 27 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 100%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: see individual varieties.  Possibilities incude:
1. Vine and vertical bars, alternating
2. Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR with one leaf after DOLLAR, or
3. Lettered: ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR with two leaves after DOLLAR

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

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties:
Vine and Bars Edge
          Sheldon 5 - Very Scarce
          Sheldon 6 - Scarce
          Sheldon 7 - Very Rare
          Sheldon 8 - Common
          Sheldon 9 - Common
          Sheldon 10 - Very Scarce
          Sheldon 11a - Rare
         
Sheldon NC-4 - 4 known
          Sheldon NC-5 - Unique!

Lettered Edge
     Double Leaf
          Sheldon 11b
     Single leaf
          Sheldon 11c

Strawberry Leaf
          Sheldon NC-2 - Unique!
          Sheldon NC-3 - 3 known

Significant examples:  
see individual varieties

Recent appearances: 
see individual varieties

Notes:
The finest "Vine/Bars Edge" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-69BN.

The finest "Vine/Bars Edge" Red-Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67RB.

The finest "Vine/Bars Edge" Red example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68RD.

The finest "Lettered Edge" Brown example graded by PCGS is a single MS-63BN.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

 
 

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