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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    AMERICAN HISTORY AND chain cents John Pijewski I recently read a new biography of George Washington AN IMPERFECT GOD Farrar Straus and Giroux 2003 by the historian Henry Wiencek that illuminated my understanding and appreciation of chain cents though chain cents were never mentioned in the book It seems that previous biographies downplayed George Washington s role as slave owner Like all southern plantation owners of h


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    AMERICAN HISTORY AND chain cents John Pijewski I recently read a new biography of George Washington AN IMPERFECT GOD Farrar Straus and Giroux 2003 by the historian Henry Wiencek that illuminated my understanding and appreciation of chain cents though chain cents were never mentioned in the book It seems that previous biographies downplayed George Washington s role as slave owner Like all southern plantation owners of h


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    AMERICAN HISTORY AND chain cents John Pijewski I recently read a new biography of George Washington AN IMPERFECT GOD Farrar Straus and Giroux 2003 by the historian Henry Wiencek that illuminated my understanding and appreciation of chain cents though chain cents were never mentioned in the book It seems that previous biographies downplayed George Washington s role as slave owner Like all southern plantation owners of h


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    America's Large Cent (COAC #12)

    /1998 Large Cents

    se enlarged many times in a color slide projected on a screen Doughty wrote As it is possible to distinguish but one on the left however we have preferred to so state it subject to correction should a perfect specimen ever appear Doughty 1890 6 Del Bland suggested that one way to solve the problem might be to compare the edge with a genuine wreath cent I have compared the edges of the chain cents and the wreath cents in the ANS collection with each other and with the edges of three strawberry leaf cents The vine and bars device on the chain cents and on the wreath cents are dif ferent Apparently a new edge die was developed when the mint changed from making chain cents to making wreath cents But when the edges of the chain cents are compared to other chain cents and when the edges of


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    America's Large Cent (COAC #12)

    /1998 Large Cents

    se enlarged many times in a color slide projected on a screen Doughty wrote As it is possible to distinguish but one on the left however we have preferred to so state it subject to correction should a perfect specimen ever appear Doughty 1890 6 Del Bland suggested that one way to solve the problem might be to compare the edge with a genuine wreath cent I have compared the edges of the chain cents and the wreath cents in the ANS collection with each other and with the edges of three strawberry leaf cents The vine and bars device on the chain cents and on the wreath cents are dif ferent Apparently a new edge die was developed when the mint changed from making chain cents to making wreath cents But when the edges of the chain cents are compared to other chain cents and when the edges of


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 2

    3/1/2005

    we were about the leave Bob Grellman said we forgot to check the chain cents to see which type of Vine Bars edge die they had In 1996 at the Coinage of the Americas Conference at the ANS John Kleeberg presented a paper on the Strawberry Leaf cents That paper was published in America s Large Cent in 1998 In it John gives Del Bland credit for suggesting the idea of comparing the edge device on the Strawberry Leaf cents to known genuine Wreath cents of the usual des


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    The Cardinal Collection



    93 Sheldon 2 Ex Collins Beckwith Naftzger One of Only Three Condition Census 1 13001 1793 Chain Cent S 2 Rarity 4 Breen Die State Die Variety An easily identifiable die marriage of the first year 1793 Chain cent Sheldon 2 combines the wide date obverse with the AMERICA reverse of the issue Indeed the digits in the date are markedly wider on this obverse than on any other used to strike chain cents with the most space between the digits 7 and 9 This obverse was also used to strike examples of the S 1 Chain AMERI variety the very first federal cent On the present coin the digit 3 in the date is clearly recut at the bottom of the lower curve This feature is not described for either the S 1 or S 2 die marriages in any large cent ref erence with which we are aware including United State


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    The Cardinal Collection



    The Cardinal Collection Starts 6 00 PM ET Thursday January 24 201 3 Henry Voigt is credited with the design for the 1793 chain cents His design was clearly influenced by the 1792 patterns created by Bob Birch as seen in the resemblance of Voigt s portrait of Liberty albeit less refined to that of the famous Birch Cents Don Kagin Gilbert Steinberg No vember 16 1992 Superior s sale of the Gilbert Steinberg Collec tion September 1996 lot 1560 Tony Terranova and Chris Victor McCawley Walter Husak private owner and


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 46, No. 3

    7/1/2012

    fit of the United States to reduce the weight of the copper coin of the United States Provided such reduction shall not in the whole exceed two pennyweights in each cent and in a like proportion in a half cent 1793 SI and S2 Chain Large Cents Table 1 Figures 1 and 2 I detennined that I had two varieties the SI AMERI and the S2 wide date with no periods Both the SI and S2 genuine chain cents have the same Obverse 1 which has the widest date of all the Chain Cents measuring over 9mm at the base with an added separation between the 7 and 9 There was no large and high R LIBERTY leaning to the right S3 and no periods after the date and LIBERTY S4 Also these two coppers did not match up with the NC 1 Chain which has both the widest LIBERTY 18mm at the base and closest to


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    The Cardinal Collection



    93 Sheldon 2 Ex Collins Beckwith Naftzger One of Only Three Condition Census 1 13001 1793 Chain Cent S 2 Rarity 4 Breen Die State Die Variety An easily identifiable die marriage of the first year 1793 Chain cent Sheldon 2 combines the wide date obverse with the AMERICA reverse of the issue Indeed the digits in the date are markedly wider on this obverse than on any other used to strike chain cents with the most space between the digits 7 and 9 This obverse was also used to strike examples of the S 1 Chain AMERI variety the very first federal cent On the present coin the digit 3 in the date is clearly recut at the bottom of the lower curve This feature is not described for either the S 1 or S 2 die marriages in any large cent ref erence with which we are aware including United State


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    The Cardinal Collection



    The Cardinal Collection Starts 6 00 PM ET Thursday January 24 201 3 Henry Voigt is credited with the design for the 1793 chain cents His design was clearly influenced by the 1792 patterns created by Bob Birch as seen in the resemblance of Voigt s portrait of Liberty albeit less refined to that of the famous Birch Cents Don Kagin Gilbert Steinberg No vember 16 1992 Superior s sale of the Gilbert Steinberg Collec tion September 1996 lot 1560 Tony Terranova and Chris Victor McCawley Walter Husak private owner and


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 13, No. 2(71)

    3/15/1979

    GGGD HERB HALF EAT FGGD HERD HALT GAT FGND HELD HILT GPT FIND WELD HINT APT FINE WILD DINT ANT WILL DENT ANA BILL CENT for this issue it s CHESTER CHERRYPICKER AND THE COUNTERFEIT CHAINS Denis W Loring Just as Chester Cherrypicker is leaving the Cuthbert County Coin Conven tion his friend Stanley Sharpeyes whispers in his ear Chet go over to Harry the Haggler s table He has a bunch of XF chain cents for sale at 500 each He thinks that they re all electros but one of them s real I d buy it myself but it wouldn t fit in my MS type set Thanks Stanley But which one is genuine That s easy They all weigh the same except the real one which weighs less Gotta run See ya Chester hurries over to Harry s table where he sees nine identical looking Chain cents and the sign Special


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    Mason's Coin and Stamp Collector's Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3

    3/1/1869

    fos sils let your columns be open for ad vice instruction and edification as well Numismatology is a dry study make it an entertaining and amusing one Bet ter cram your journal with short happy articles pithy and snappy than moulder and go to decay among the cobwebs and dust of the dark ages and finally flicker out like a badly snuffed candle WHICH IS IT On the edge of all the 1793 chain cents is to be found a species of vine aud leaves alternating with a number of stripes or bars It has been the com mon belief that these indentations on the outer edge of the 93 chain cents were intended for the stars and stripes but J N T Levick of New York among others has adopted the name of Vine and Bars instead of stripes and stars We think the critic Wm Cleneay of Cincinnati O


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 43, No. 1

    1/1/2009

    muscled men as they heaved the counterweights of the screw press There is immediaey to holding a chain cent that eannot eome from historie prose To experience this kind of magie it does not matter if we rate one coin as Poor and another as Extremely Fine All chain cents were there they are the beginning What a privilege to examine one of these magical vessels up close to aetually touch it at a dealer s table after all I was handling an immutable piece of Ameriean history Imagine my shoek at the irreverenee that some dealers displayed as they plunked their low grade Chain eents down on the glass case with a sharp slap while eurtly announeing a barga


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 2(101)

    3/15/1984

    in diameter and about twice the weight of our modern quarter dollars These big copper coins had a design on the back that was so controversial the Mint had to change it Around the words ONE CENT was the linking ring design 15 links on a chain to symbolize the unity of the then 15 states But according to early American copper coinage expert John Wright of St Joseph Michigan these so called chain cents created a public outcry WRIGHT The chain was a total disaster They only made them for 12 days March 1 to March 12 They struck about 36 000 of them and distributed them around the striking city Philadelphia When these chain cents hit the streets people who remember this is very shortly after the Revolutionary War and these people are already highly incensed anti British super freedom


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    5/15/1997

    Vegas as one needed a drool bib when viewing the museum quality displays James Goudge had a fascinating display of Connecticut copper errors As fascinating as the material was the effort that Jim put into the display was even more fascinating Although he has not been exhibiting for a long time Jim knows the formula for combining education aesthetics and really nice numismatic material chain cents anyone Fifteen 1793 Chain Cents in one case from four collectors with the worst one grading a VF30 Denis Loring Walter Husak Alan Weinberg and John McDonald showed off their die variety collections of the 1793 Chain Cents We are certain that no better group has ever been on display anywhere Lisa and I wish to thank these five gentlemen for taking the time to display their coins and share


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    Mason's Coin and Stamp Collector's Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3

    3/1/1869

    fos sils let your columns be open for ad vice instruction and edification as well Numismatology is a dry study make it an entertaining and amusing one Bet ter cram your journal with short happy articles pithy and snappy than moulder and go to decay among the cobwebs and dust of the dark ages and finally flicker out like a badly snuffed candle WHICH IS IT On the edge of all the 1793 chain cents is to be found a species of vine aud leaves alternating with a number of stripes or bars It has been the com mon belief that these indentations on the outer edge of the 93 chain cents were intended for the stars and stripes but J N T Levick of New York among others has adopted the name of Vine and Bars instead of stripes and stars We think the critic Wm Cleneay of Cincinnati O


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 43, No. 1

    1/1/2009

    muscled men as they heaved the counterweights of the screw press There is immediaey to holding a chain cent that eannot eome from historie prose To experience this kind of magie it does not matter if we rate one coin as Poor and another as Extremely Fine All chain cents were there they are the beginning What a privilege to examine one of these magical vessels up close to aetually touch it at a dealer s table after all I was handling an immutable piece of Ameriean history Imagine my shoek at the irreverenee that some dealers displayed as they plunked their low grade Chain eents down on the glass case with a sharp slap while eurtly announeing a barga


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 2(101)

    3/15/1984

    in diameter and about twice the weight of our modern quarter dollars These big copper coins had a design on the back that was so controversial the Mint had to change it Around the words ONE CENT was the linking ring design 15 links on a chain to symbolize the unity of the then 15 states But according to early American copper coinage expert John Wright of St Joseph Michigan these so called chain cents created a public outcry WRIGHT The chain was a total disaster They only made them for 12 days March 1 to March 12 They struck about 36 000 of them and distributed them around the striking city Philadelphia When these chain cents hit the streets people who remember this is very shortly after the Revolutionary War and these people are already highly incensed anti British super freedom


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    5/15/1997

    Vegas as one needed a drool bib when viewing the museum quality displays James Goudge had a fascinating display of Connecticut copper errors As fascinating as the material was the effort that Jim put into the display was even more fascinating Although he has not been exhibiting for a long time Jim knows the formula for combining education aesthetics and really nice numismatic material chain cents anyone Fifteen 1793 Chain Cents in one case from four collectors with the worst one grading a VF30 Denis Loring Walter Husak Alan Weinberg and John McDonald showed off their die variety collections of the 1793 Chain Cents We are certain that no better group has ever been on display anywhere Lisa and I wish to thank these five gentlemen for taking the time to display their coins and share


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    DANNREUTHER REPLY ON THE FIRST 1794 DOLLAR

    03/24/2013

    was the first one struck do not believe this because of this coin 226 128 153 s extraordinary condition We believe it because of its method of manufacture It was made the same way that the copper die trial was very carefully by a press set up for striking master coins These 226 128 156 ceremonies 226 128 157 took place several times in the early Mint as evidenced by the 1793 chain cents 1793 Wreath cents and other specially struck coins that exist in pristine condition to this day These specially struck coins were preserved by their owners we do not know who their owners were but we do know that these superb coins were treasured by them as they exist today in nearly perfect condition This dollar is SP66 the Wreath cent is SP68RD one of the Chain cents is SP67BN and so


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    The Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York



    radial die lines and the bold die clash of the reverse chain is visible around Liberty s face The boldness of the strike results in superbly detailed hair facial features and chain Careful examination under a glass reveals a tiny vertical nick in left obverse field a few minuscule rim bumps tiny spot of foreign material sitting atop the coin at sixth hair strand that is easily removable Few chain cents of any variety approach this coin for outstanding sharpness visual appeal and overall physical quality NGC Census 2 3 finer within the designation MS 66 finest Few large cents of any date type or variety can even approach the history embodied in this particular specimen This coin first appeared at auction in 1866 and was the first ever photographically plated in any American numis mat


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    The Orlando Sale



    this is the very finest of the variety with no others left or right The coin is very well struck showing exquisite detail on the obverse including all minute die characteristics with evidence of clash in front of the portrait The reverse is similarly strong with the chain link overlaps bold and everything else well defined The surfaces are lustrous toned brown with hints of red The 1793 chain cents were first released into circulation in March of that year The motif did not engender favorable re views with one memorable newspaper account in the Newark Argus stating that Miss Liberty appeared to be in a fright and the chains on the reverse were an ill omen for a land of liberty In actuality the chains were means to represent the 15 differ ent states in the union at the time and th


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    The Cardinal Collection



    The Cardinal Collection Starts 6 00 PM ET Thursday January 24 201 3 Large Cents Chain Cent PCGS MS 65 BN Gem Mint State 1793 chain cents Certified by PCGS for the S 2 Die Marriage features are even remotely distracting to the eye For pedigree pur poses alone we mention two faint marks on the obverse at the ends of Liberty s middle hair strands Census Rankings The Sheldon 2 die variety of the Chain AMERI CA cent represents a poignant case study in the need for collectors to assemble information from multiple sources to arrive


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    The Classics Sale

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    pale golden and deep blue undertones and strong reverse lustre Smooth and appealing ra dial die lines visible from advanced die state chain clashed around central obverse device Superbly detailed in the hair portrait and chain Tiny vertical nick in left obverse field a few minuscule rim bumps tiny spot of foreign material sits atop coin at sixth hair strand but is easily removable Few chain cents of any variety approach this one for sharpness eye appeal and overall physical quality Of course few cents of any type or variety can approach the history embodied in this particular specimen First offered at auc tion in 1866 this specimen would grace two lUustrative and illustri ous firsts before the decade ended the first ever photographically plated American numismatic auction catalog


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    Vi IE Ki nnywc c i Cc LLECT1on 15 Stellar Mint State 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent MS 65 BN PCGS Among the Finest Known Pedigreed to 1891 69 1793 S 2 Rarity 4 Chain AMERICA MS 65 BN PCGS One of the very finest chain cents in existence arguably tied for finest known of the variety and no worse than second finest known Full cartwheel lustre spins across frosty and marvelously preserved surfices The color is a frosty steel medium brown with golden highlights faded from mint color and some rosy hues in the pro tected areas of the hair which were last to mellow The surfaces are unworn and show remarkable bloom w


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    The Kennywooh Collection it ence between eight total coins and 12 total coins is significant and represents a difference of 50 There are fewer than a dozen chain cents that are generally accorded Mint State status by conservative standards and a slightly higher number based on grading service grading standards and populations Both conservative graders and grading services agree that this piece ranks as one of the finest Chain cents in existence as will anyone who views this coin in person Its fine pedigree includes two of the most famously fin icky cent co


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ss The Classic s Sale Gem Mint State 1793 Sheldon 3 Chain Cent One of the Finest chain cents Extant Sheldon s Personal Specimen and Plate Coin 383 1793 S 3 Rarity 3 Chain AMERICA MS 65 BN NGC A simply stunning specimen of our Mint s first com one of the finest and most storied 18th century American copper coins in ex istence Fully lustrous light brown obverse surface glows steel and gold with faded mint color with the frostv reverse exhibiting a shade of less faded mint colo


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    Mason's Coin and Stamp Collector's Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3

    3/1/1869

    fos sils let your columns be open for ad vice instruction and edification as well Numismatology is a dry study make it an entertaining and amusing one Bet ter cram your journal with short happy articles pithy and snappy than moulder and go to decay among the cobwebs and dust of the dark ages and finally flicker out like a badly snuffed candle WHICH IS IT On the edge of all the 1793 chain cents is to be found a species of vine aud leaves alternating with a number of stripes or bars It has been the com mon belief that these indentations on the outer edge of the 93 chain cents were intended for the stars and stripes but J N T Levick of New York among others has adopted the name of Vine and Bars instead of stripes and stars We think the critic Wm Cleneay of Cincinnati O


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 43, No. 1

    1/1/2009

    muscled men as they heaved the counterweights of the screw press There is immediaey to holding a chain cent that eannot eome from historie prose To experience this kind of magie it does not matter if we rate one coin as Poor and another as Extremely Fine All chain cents were there they are the beginning What a privilege to examine one of these magical vessels up close to aetually touch it at a dealer s table after all I was handling an immutable piece of Ameriean history Imagine my shoek at the irreverenee that some dealers displayed as they plunked their low grade Chain eents down on the glass case with a sharp slap while eurtly announeing a barga


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    The Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York



    radial die lines and the bold die clash of the reverse chain is visible around Liberty s face The boldness of the strike results in superbly detailed hair facial features and chain Careful examination under a glass reveals a tiny vertical nick in left obverse field a few minuscule rim bumps tiny spot of foreign material sitting atop the coin at sixth hair strand that is easily removable Few chain cents of any variety approach this coin for outstanding sharpness visual appeal and overall physical quality NGC Census 2 3 finer within the designation MS 66 finest Few large cents of any date type or variety can even approach the history embodied in this particular specimen This coin first appeared at auction in 1866 and was the first ever photographically plated in any American numis mat


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    The Orlando Sale



    this is the very finest of the variety with no others left or right The coin is very well struck showing exquisite detail on the obverse including all minute die characteristics with evidence of clash in front of the portrait The reverse is similarly strong with the chain link overlaps bold and everything else well defined The surfaces are lustrous toned brown with hints of red The 1793 chain cents were first released into circulation in March of that year The motif did not engender favorable re views with one memorable newspaper account in the Newark Argus stating that Miss Liberty appeared to be in a fright and the chains on the reverse were an ill omen for a land of liberty In actuality the chains were means to represent the 15 differ ent states in the union at the time and th


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    The Cardinal Collection



    The Cardinal Collection Starts 6 00 PM ET Thursday January 24 201 3 Large Cents Chain Cent PCGS MS 65 BN Gem Mint State 1793 chain cents Certified by PCGS for the S 2 Die Marriage features are even remotely distracting to the eye For pedigree pur poses alone we mention two faint marks on the obverse at the ends of Liberty s middle hair strands Census Rankings The Sheldon 2 die variety of the Chain AMERI CA cent represents a poignant case study in the need for collectors to assemble information from multiple sources to arrive


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    The February 2015 Americana Auction



    Stack s Bowers Galleries The February 2015 Americana Auction 1095 1793 Chain Reverse S 3 Rarity 3 AMERICA Without Periods Fine Details Environmental Damage PCGS As with virtually all known chain cents that have experienced this extensive circulation the sharpest device on the present piece is the reverse chain Portions of the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA are also discernible however as are a few of the letters in the word LIBERTY Other features are faint although much of Liberty s portrait is outlined and with patience one can also make out parts of most digits in the date Light oli


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    The Classics Sale

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    pale golden and deep blue undertones and strong reverse lustre Smooth and appealing ra dial die lines visible from advanced die state chain clashed around central obverse device Superbly detailed in the hair portrait and chain Tiny vertical nick in left obverse field a few minuscule rim bumps tiny spot of foreign material sits atop coin at sixth hair strand but is easily removable Few chain cents of any variety approach this one for sharpness eye appeal and overall physical quality Of course few cents of any type or variety can approach the history embodied in this particular specimen First offered at auc tion in 1866 this specimen would grace two lUustrative and illustri ous firsts before the decade ended the first ever photographically plated American numismatic auction catalog


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    Vi IE Ki nnywc c i Cc LLECT1on 15 Stellar Mint State 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent MS 65 BN PCGS Among the Finest Known Pedigreed to 1891 69 1793 S 2 Rarity 4 Chain AMERICA MS 65 BN PCGS One of the very finest chain cents in existence arguably tied for finest known of the variety and no worse than second finest known Full cartwheel lustre spins across frosty and marvelously preserved surfices The color is a frosty steel medium brown with golden highlights faded from mint color and some rosy hues in the pro tected areas of the hair which were last to mellow The surfaces are unworn and show remarkable bloom w


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    The Kennywooh Collection it ence between eight total coins and 12 total coins is significant and represents a difference of 50 There are fewer than a dozen chain cents that are generally accorded Mint State status by conservative standards and a slightly higher number based on grading service grading standards and populations Both conservative graders and grading services agree that this piece ranks as one of the finest Chain cents in existence as will anyone who views this coin in person Its fine pedigree includes two of the most famously fin icky cent co


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    The Classics Sale: The Red Bank Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ss The Classic s Sale Gem Mint State 1793 Sheldon 3 Chain Cent One of the Finest chain cents Extant Sheldon s Personal Specimen and Plate Coin 383 1793 S 3 Rarity 3 Chain AMERICA MS 65 BN NGC A simply stunning specimen of our Mint s first com one of the finest and most storied 18th century American copper coins in ex istence Fully lustrous light brown obverse surface glows steel and gold with faded mint color with the frostv reverse exhibiting a shade of less faded mint colo


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    The Classics Sale: The Medio and Da Costa Gomez Collections

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    9 with a substantial rim cud Many of the pieces have interesting pedigrees including some most recently in the Joe Medio Collection As a final punctuation two Proof 1857 Small Date cents end this offering Attractive 1793 Chain Cent Sheldon 2 2x photo 2141 1793 Sheldon 2 Rarity 4 Chain AMERICA VG 10 Sharpness ofVF 2 or so rim bruises Attractive tan a nearly un heard of shade for chain cents with obverse surfaces showing fine scattered granularity and the reverse showing a more even kind of microscopic granularity Several light rim bruises are seen on both sides most notably across the top of the obverse though the most severe one is above the final A in AMERICA None of these af fect the legends A natural planchet striation is noted across Liberty s eye Sheldon 2 is the scarc


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 2(101)

    3/15/1984

    in diameter and about twice the weight of our modern quarter dollars These big copper coins had a design on the back that was so controversial the Mint had to change it Around the words ONE CENT was the linking ring design 15 links on a chain to symbolize the unity of the then 15 states But according to early American copper coinage expert John Wright of St Joseph Michigan these so called chain cents created a public outcry WRIGHT The chain was a total disaster They only made them for 12 days March 1 to March 12 They struck about 36 000 of them and distributed them around the striking city Philadelphia When these chain cents hit the streets people who remember this is very shortly after the Revolutionary War and these people are already highly incensed anti British super freedom


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 31, No. 3(180)

    5/15/1997

    Vegas as one needed a drool bib when viewing the museum quality displays James Goudge had a fascinating display of Connecticut copper errors As fascinating as the material was the effort that Jim put into the display was even more fascinating Although he has not been exhibiting for a long time Jim knows the formula for combining education aesthetics and really nice numismatic material chain cents anyone Fifteen 1793 Chain Cents in one case from four collectors with the worst one grading a VF30 Denis Loring Walter Husak Alan Weinberg and John McDonald showed off their die variety collections of the 1793 Chain Cents We are certain that no better group has ever been on display anywhere Lisa and I wish to thank these five gentlemen for taking the time to display their coins and share


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 39, No. 6

    11/1/2005

    your example would be something very special For the Gentle Reader who has stayed with me thus far still wondering when we are going to talk copper let me hasten to offer a parallel to our beloved pursuit a paradigm with a blank to fill in The thrill of owning a blank is all that matters I was at a coin show recently talking with a couple fellow EAC member dealers when the topic of chain cents came up We reviewed and compared notes observing that all the chain cents on the market seem to have so many problems I remarked how one time at a show I saw a chain cent that could best be described as basal state minus choice plus It was the most beautiful example of a blank large cent planchet one could imagine with virgin rims glossy smooth surfaces gorgeous light brown color but


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 44, No. 5

    9/1/2010

    ing on what days the various half cent varieties were coined The present contribution uses infonnation from the same primary sources 2 3 to discuss the mintage of the cents of 1793 Unfortunately Voigt s daily ledgers 2 begin with Wednesday April 3 1793 about 3 weeks after the last of the Chains were delivered 3 so we have no infonnation at this time as to which of these men made the chain cents or on what days they were struck There must have been an earlier ledger but it has not been located Fortunately there are clear records indicating who did much of the work on the Wreaths and Liberty Caps and when The first entry Wednesday April 3 rd finds William Ward milling cents producing the Vine and Bars edge device and raising the rim using a milling machine commonly called a Cas


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 34, No. 1 (196)

    1/15/2000

    85 Sometimes the Coin Collects You 159 162 Henry Red continued Which Comet Was It 39 41 educational seminar Report on the Early Date Report 147 letter to editor 185 186 letter to Internet 182 295 Hodder Michael letter to Internet 110 111 Holmes Dan photo 156 Honore Carl C letter to Internet 109 183 How to Buy a Safe for Your Home McLaughlin 292 293 Husak Walt exhibit 1793 chain cents 147 151 Huszar Carl EAC Meeting at P A N Show 226 332 Hybert Paul letter to Internet 183 295 I Did It For the Money Pimique 345 348 Introduction by the Editor 3 59 129 205 261 315 Ish Buell Comments on the Ongoing New Jersey Coppers Condition Census 19 21 Jones Bill letter to editor 44 45 The Kitchen Magician s Guide Part 2 Boisvert 3 1 34 Knee Larry Would a Medal be the T


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 38, No. 2 (221)

    3/1/2004

    e is but a bad omen for Liberty and Liberty herself appears to be in fright But do we understand the real context of this controversy It seems that the image of the chain on the cent s reverse struck a raw nerve with both the public and the government Anything that even vaguely suggested the issue of slavery especially on the national coinage was a real predicament Within two weeks of the chain cents release the Mint was able to design and manufacture a totally new cent that replaced the embarrassing chain links with a more acceptable wreath Nowadays we have to wait months even years before the federal bureaucracy can change designs on our coins but in a century where technology was poor and inefficient and horses were the fastest form of communication the Mint was able to begin mintin


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 2, No. 1

    1/15/1968

    ANSWERS TO PENNY QUIZ 1 The Turban Head series 1808 1814 2 To the narrow band of ribbon binding Miss Liberty s hair 3 Three times ONE CENT appears in the wreath the fraction 1 100 appears beneath the wreath and ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR appears on the edge of all 1794 large cents some 1793 s and a few 1795 s 4 Twelve days from March 1 to March 12 1793 during which time 36 103 chain cents were minted The Chain cents were discontinued because of public disfavor which claimed that Liberty had been placed in chains The Wreath type showing Miss Liberty with wild flowing hair was substituted and the offending chain intended to represent unity was replaced by a laurel wreath 5 A late die state of the 1855 N 10 has the sixth star weak or absent While the N 10 is common this d


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 5, No. 5(26)

    9/15/1971

    THE CHAIN The chain made its one and only appearance on coins struck by the United States Mint when it was used as the main device on the reverse of the 1793 cents These coins are now known as the chain cents Actually there were three different types of cents struck in 1793 the Chain variety being the least number minted and it was produced over a shorter period of time than either of the other two The variety was quickly replaced because its symbolic design was poorly accepted by the nation s populace Basically the chain was intended by its designer Robert Birch to symbolize the union of the


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 18, No. 3(102)

    5/15/1984

    coin 1 836 N4 4 25 45 Brown and smooth Late die state 1 838 N1 0 4 20 30 Chocolate and smooth Early die state Send name and address to receive free price list JOHN F BERGMAN 4223 Iroquois Avenue Lakewood CA 90713 FOR SALE Original Chapman plates from the Henry Chapman Estate Bushnell plates 1 2 Colonials 30 each Plate 12 large cents and half cents 30 Cleneay Plate 8 chain cents through 1800 35 Winsor Plate 9 1821 through 1845 cents 35 Plate 10 1793 through 1852 half cents 35 Stickney Plates 2 3 Colonials 30 each Plate 14 Chain cents through 1803 40 Reprint Chapman plates Warner Cleneay Winsor Mills Smith Stickney Jewett Earle Parsons Bement 1916 and Jen ks 35 each Farouk or Parmelee reprint catalogues 50 each 1952 ANA Sale Dow


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 20, No. 2(113)

    3/15/1986

    rce variety R4 Nice smooth medium brown planchet with no real problems There are a few light scratches which are barely visible The reverse is more strongly struck than the obverse Made in Boston during the year of its date The first American copper to be based upon the dollar monetary unit and use the word CENT Reasonably priced at 25 00 ALAN V WEINBERG 23321 Aetna Street chain cents Woodland Hills CA 91367 81 8 348 3749 I am in the market for two Chain cents for my personal collection varieties Sheldon 2 and Sheldon 4 periods I will pay full retail market value for each specimen Each must conservatively grade VF 30 or better Each must be struck on exceptionally clean problem free flans with original medium or light brown patina Each must be well struck and free of


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 1(184)

    1/15/1998

    l April of this year when I traded it away as part of a date set I think it was an S 3 and graded it a 1 I upgraded my S 3 with the one from Robbie Brown s second sale in January 1996 This sale will hereinafter be referred to as RSB2 This cent was lot 4 and will be referred to as RSB2 4 I was fortunate enough to be able to attend RSB2 in person I thought that RSB2 4 was the nicest of the chain cents in the sale I still like it and am not now looking to upgrade It was cataloged as 20 net 15 by Del Bland but called 15 net 10 by Noyes in his challenge It is a fairly smooth dark brown with a couple of obverse scratches There are almost always nicer chain cents available on the market You could get a real nice one from Jay Parrino for 1 5 million I have seen maybe 20 of them in XF ish or


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