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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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    The Numismatist, January 1981

    1/1/1981 ANA Numismatist

    lower than the mintage percentage 33 of chain cents to total 1793 cents At the same time the percentage of Wreath Cents 57 represented in the auction sales was the same as their percentage of the total mintage of 1793 cents A slightly higher percentage 13 of Liberty Cap Cents was seen in these sales than might have been expected based on their percentage of the total mintage figures 10 Although the sample is small the results of this


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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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    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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    The Numismatist, October 1999

    10/1/1999 ANA Numismatist

    Grading chain cents T he Chain cent of 1793 was the first 1 cent piece issued by the United States Mint for general circulation This coin bears a crude bust of Liberty on the obverse and a circle of 15 inter locking links representing the 15 states on the reverse Chief Coiner Henry Voigt gener ally is credited with hand engraving the dies a difficult and unfamiliar task in the absence of a true en graver Th


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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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    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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    The Coin Dealer Newsletter Monthly Supplement Newsletter: 2012

    /2012 Numismatics Periodicals

    ollectors a complete Sheldon variety set of 302 coins of which there are currently no set registrants The PCGS Set Registry allows collectors to display high resolution photographs of their coins along with data such as variety and pedigree information The set registrant also can enter private data including cost where and when purchased etc 1793 Flowing Hair Chain Type three varieties chain cents with nice surfaces and color are very difficult to find in today s market The S l AMERI R4 wherein AMERICA in the reverse legend is shortened to AMERI is thought to rep resent the very first output of the US Mint in March 1793 As such it en joys strong demand from both Large Cent specialists as well as Type collec tors Values of all Chain Cents have consistently moved higher over tim


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    The Numismatist

    3/1/2018 Numismatics

    There were never enough chain cents to go around the city much less the whole country and they circulated alongside colonial coppers foreign coins and even counterfeits Voigt used fine engraving tools to cut the profile details and hair into the die He must have had only a general guide as to how to render them as the shapes of the heads and the engraving of the hair are very distinctive on each The tools he used apparently


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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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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    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 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 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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