1793 1C Flowing Hair Chain Reverse America Large Cent NGC AG Details Coin

Volume Pricing
Qty Check / Wire Paypal
1 or more $3,809.51 $3,942.84

In stock

$3,809.51

Quick Overview

A 1793 Flowing Hair Chain Reverse "America" variety Large Cent graded About Good (AG) Details (Environmental Damage) by . This piece displays an original brown copper color/tone, some surface porosity, visible bust outline, barely visible obverse legends, date mostly worn away and mostly readable center details on the reverse. Reverse details heavily worn with only part of the chain visible. The total mintage for this date, mint & variety: 36,103. Please view our photos for additional information and ask any questions prior to purchase.
1793 1C Flowing Hair Chain Reverse America Large Cent NGC AG Details Coin

More Views

Product Description

A 1793 Flowing Hair Chain Reverse "America" variety Large Cent graded About Good (AG) Details (Environmental Damage) by . This piece displays an original brown copper color/tone, some surface porosity, visible bust outline, barely visible obverse legends, date  mostly worn away and mostly readable center details on the reverse.  Reverse details heavily worn with only part of the chain visible.  The total mintage for this date, mint & variety: 36,103. Please view our photos for additional information and ask any questions prior to purchase.

Starting in 1793, the Flowing Hair Chain (Large) Cent became America’s first official coin minted by the United States Mint. Though only minted for about a month in 1793 with mint records indicating only 36,103 pieces were struck, the Chain Cent paved the way for future designs of American coinage. The obverse design depicts a profiled bust of Liberty with wavy ‘flowing’ hair. “LIBERTY” appears above the bust with the date below. The reverse design for which this coin named shows an interlocking fifteen link chain that represented the fifteen states that were apart of the Union at the time of mintage. The Flowing Hair Chain Cent, while an important and rare piece in United States coinage history, was met with much skepticism during its time. Newspaper articles of the time criticized the bust of Liberty, notating her facial expression left her “in a fright” while others criticized the reverse design saying it was more symbolic of slavery than unity.

 

Additional Info

Denomination Large Cent
Condition Circulated
Grade Designation AG Details (Environmental Damage)
Mint / Brand Philadelphia
Metal Type Other
Aggregate Precious Metal Weight in oz 0.0000
SKU Numismatic:n-1793.1cAGDet

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: 1793 1C Flowing Hair Chain Reverse America Large Cent NGC AG Details Coin

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Quality
Price
Value

All shipments are processed within 1 business day of receiving cleared payment.

We offer FREE shipping within the United States.

All orders are shipped via USPS either First Class or Priority Mail.

Any order over $250 requires signature confirmation.