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1802 1C 1/000 XF40BN PCGS #36341

S-228. State I.

1793 Chain 1C AMERICA FR2BN PCGS #1341

S-2, R4 . Heritage Auctions FUN 2018: The first copper coins struck at the fledgling U.S. Mint in Philadelphia were the Chain cents, beginning with Sheldon-1, the famous Chain AMERI. cent. Using the same obverse die and a new reverse die with AMERICA spelled in full, the Sheldon-2 cents, including this example, were struck next. These were followed by a small number of Sheldon NC-1 cents, a large number of Sheldon-3 cents, and finally, the Sheldon-4 Periods cents that had a small period following the date and LIBERTY. In his Large Cent Encyclopedia, Walter Breen suggested that the first two varieties were delivered on March 1, 1793. Although there is no proof, current rarity ratings support his hypothesis. If current rarity ratings are proportional to the number of coins struck, the mintage for this variety was about 3,400 coins. Obverse diagnostics based on E relative to hairline. Fraction bar on reverse is high, distant from small numerals.

1793 Chain 1C AMERICA FR2BN PCGS #1341

S-2, R4 . Heritage Auctions FUN 2018: The first copper coins struck at the fledgling U.S. Mint in Philadelphia were the Chain cents, beginning with Sheldon-1, the famous Chain AMERI. cent. Using the same obverse die and a new reverse die with AMERICA spelled in full, the Sheldon-2 cents, including this example, were struck next. These were followed by a small number of Sheldon NC-1 cents, a large number of Sheldon-3 cents, and finally, the Sheldon-4 Periods cents that had a small period following the date and LIBERTY. In his Large Cent Encyclopedia, Walter Breen suggested that the first two varieties were delivered on March 1, 1793. Although there is no proof, current rarity ratings support his hypothesis. If current rarity ratings are proportional to the number of coins struck, the mintage for this variety was about 3,400 coins. Obverse diagnostics based on E relative to hairline. Fraction bar on reverse is high, distant from small numerals.

1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge G4BN PCGS #1347

S-8, R3-. Stem of sprig parallel to top of date (obverse 9). High, heavy, triangular bow (reverse G).

1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge G4BN PCGS #1347

S-8, R3-. Stem of sprig parallel to top of date (obverse 9). High, heavy, triangular bow (reverse G).

1795 1C Plain Edge VF20BN PCGS #1380

S-78, R1. Top of 5 barely touches bust. 3 berries right branch, 4 left (only 1795 with fewer than 9 berries).

1795 1C Plain Edge VF20BN PCGS #1380

S-78, R1. Top of 5 barely touches bust. 3 berries right branch, 4 left (only 1795 with fewer than 9 berries).

1802 1C 1/000 XF40BN PCGS #36341

S-228. State I.

1802 1C 1/000 XF40BN PCGS #36341

S-228. State I.

1808 1C VF25BN PCGS #1543

S-279, most easily identified by the leaf tip under the center of the S on the Reverse C. Cracked for Dansco

1808 1C VF25BN PCGS #1543

S-279, most easily identified by the leaf tip under the center of the S on the Reverse C. Cracked for Dansco

1835 1C Large 8, Stars AU50BN PCGS #1720

N1, R1+. Cracked for Dansco

1835 1C Large 8, Stars AU50BN PCGS #1720

N1, R1+. Cracked for Dansco