Flowing Hair Large Cents

(1793)

Chain Cent (1793)

In 1793, democracy was still a struggling and unproven form of government. In France, the revolution that erupted with such force four years earlier began the year with the beheading of Louis XVI, and that country's struggle with democracy degenerated into near anarchy with the Reign of Terror. Meanwhile, the fledgling U.S. was trying to establish its place among the sovereign nations of the world. One of the issues receiving President Washington's attention was the necessity for a solid and respectable system of coinage. To that end, he and his wife Martha donated $75 worth of silver tableware, and the famous half dismes of 1792 were struck, making "a small beginning" toward coinage, as he stated in his Annual Address in November 1792.

A case can be made that the 1792 half dismes, the silver-center cents, or the Birch cents were t.... (Expand Text)

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1793 CHAIN 1C, AMERICA F15

AMERICA VARIETY.
$22,500.00

1793 CHAIN 1C, AMERICA VF35 Brown

AMERICA. S-3. RARITY-3.
$43,500.00

1793 CHAIN 1C, AMERICA XF40

AMERICA VARIETY. CHOICE REDDISH BROWN SURFACES.
$57,500.00

1793 LIBERTY CAP 1C, LIBERTY CAP AU53 Brown

LIBERTY CAP. S-13. RARITY-4. GOLDERN BROWN SURFACES WITH GLOSSY CHARCOAL-COPPER PATINA. SOME MINT RED SHOWING BY THE LETTERS.
$295,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, LETTERED EDGE MS62 Brown

LETTERED EDGE. VERY CHOICE MILK CHOCOLATE SURFACES. A CONDITION CENSUS COIN, NOTED AS #4 FINEST KNOWN BY LARGE CENT EXPERTS. THIS IS THE SHELDON PLATE COIN.
$115,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, VINE AND BARS EDGE AU58

VINE AND BARS. LOVELY CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. S-8.
$54,500.00

1793 WREATH 1C, VINE AND BARS EDGE AU58 Brown

VINE & BARS. WELL STRUCK WITH ONLY THE SLIGHTESS BIT OF NOTICABLE WEAR.
$45,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, VINE AND BARS EDGE MS64+ Brown

VINE AND BARS EDGE. GEM CHOCOLATE BRWON SURFACES. CAC.
$179,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, DENT. BORDER MS65 Brown

HEAD OF 1794. S-29. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$92,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, LIBERTY CAP, DEN MS64 Brown

HEAD OF 1794. S-65. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES.
$76,500.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP 1C, HEAD OF 1793, DENT. BORDER MS61 Brown

HEAD OF 93. S-18b. RARITY-4. CONDITION CENSUS. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$165,000.00

1795 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, JEFF, PLAIN EDGE MS12 Brown

JEFFERSON HEAD. LOVELY BLEMISH FREE CHOCOLATE PLANCHET.
$79,500.00

1795 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, LETTERED EDGE MS65 Brown

LETTERED EDGE. S-75. RARITY-3. GEM LIGHT GLOSSY CHOCOLATE SURFACES. ONLY 2 COINS GRADED HIGHER. CONDITION CENSUS.
$89,500.00

1795 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, LETTERED EDGE MS65+ Red Brown

LETTERED EDGE. S-74. RARITY-4. CAC.
$219,500.00

1795 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, PLAIN EDGE MS63 Brown

PLAIN EDGE. LOVELY CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES.
$18,950.00