Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 5

Lot 40

1793 Flowing Hair Cent. Chain reverse, "AMERICA" in legend. Sharpness of Fine-12 but porous so a net grade of Good 5. The surfaces have moderate small porosity with a few patches of deeper corrosion around the obverse periphery. Lightly struck and worn on the date, but all digits are still visible, and the outline of Liberty is clear. On the reverse the chain is sharp, and most of the lettering is readable by the unaided eye. Minor porosity throughout the reverse too, with a few deeper patches of corrosion. The coin is now dark brown to black in color. Always popular as the first issue from the Philadelphia Mint and still worthwhile despite its surface problems.

Realized $2,070

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