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Lot 1024

1793 Flowing Hair Cent. Chain reverse, "AMERICA" in legend. Sharpness of Fine. Excellent details, including full legends, nice hair detail, and a very strong chain. The color is a pleasing, chocolate brown. The surfaces are decent for the grade, with some minor pebbling due to light contact marks, but the obverse has an ancient "X" scratched into it and a cut on the rim at 4:00. The reverse has a noticeable ding at 1:00 and a small stain by the T of CENT. While these problems detract from the overall appearance, they do nothing to the historical value of this piece, and, in fact, they serve to make the coin more affordable to a wider range of bidders. The 1793 Chain Cent and Half Cents were the first, regular-issue coins struck at the United States Mint.
Estimated Value $4,800 - 5,200.

Realized $5,894

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