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 MS62+ Brown PCGS

VERY CHOICE CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. WELL STRUCK WITH A HINT OF MINT LUSTER STILL EVIDENT. SHELDON-2. RARITY-4. CONDITION CENSUS.
$325,000.00

1793 CHAIN 1C, AMERI. AU50 PCGS

AMERI. VARIETY. RICH CHOCOLATE SURFACES. CONDITION CENSUS.
$134,500.00

1793 CHAIN 1C, PERIODS VF20 Brown NGC

PERIODS VARIETY. WELL STRUCK EVENLY WORN PLANCHET.
$34,650.00

1793 LIBERTY CAP 1C, BEADED BORDER MS50 Brown PCGS

LIBERTY CAP. RICH CHOCOLATE BROWN PATINA. S-14. RARITY-5. CONDITION CENSUS.
$302,500.00

1793 LIBERTY CAP 1C, LIBERTY CAP AU53 Brown PCGS

LIBERTY CAP. S-13. RARITY-4. GOLDERN BROWN SURFACES WITH GLOSSY CHARCOAL-COPPER PATINA. SOME MINT RED SHOWING BY THE LETTERS.
$385,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, LETTERED EDGE AU55 Brown PCGS

LETTERED EDGE. LIGHT BROWN PLANCHET. RARITY-3. S-11c.
$60,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, LETTERED EDGE MS62 Brown PCGS

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. S-11c. RARITY-3.
$110,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, VINE AND BARS EDGE AU58 Brown PCGS

VINE AND BARS. LOVELY CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. S-8.
$65,000.00

1793 WREATH 1C, VINE AND BARS EDGE MS61 Brown PCGS

VINE & BARS. LOVELY BROWN SURFACES WITH A TINGE ON RED EVIDENT. PARMELEE PEDIGREE.
$82,500.00

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

VINE AND BARS EDGE. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. S-10. PEDIGREE DATES BACK TO 1895. CAC.
$198,000.00

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

HEAD OF 1794. S-29. GEM CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. CAC.
$107,250.00

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

HEAD OF 1794. GEM CHOCOLATE WELL STRUCK SURFACES. S-65.
$98,500.00

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

HEAD OF 1794 CENT. GEM RED BROWN LUSTROUS SURFACES. S-46. RARITY-3. THE FINEST SHELDON-46 KNOWN. CAC.
$203,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, LIBERTY CAP, DEN MS65 Red Brown PCGS

GEM SURFACES WITH RED MINT LUSTER EMITTING FROM THE LIGHT CHOCOLATE PATINA. S-61. RARITY-4. FINEST KNOWN SHELDON-61. HEAD OF 1794 CENT.
$233,750.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, LIBERTY CAP, DEN MS65 Red Brown PCGS

HEAD OF 1794 CENT. RICH LUSTROUS RED BROWN SURFACES. S-57. FINEST KNOWN SHELDON-57. LORD ST. OSWALD PEDIGREE. CAC.
$258,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, LIBERTY CAP, DEN MS65 Red Brown PCGS

HEAD OF 1794 CENT. GEM RED BROWN SURFACES. S-49. FINEST KNOWN SHELDON-49. LORD ST. OSWALD PEDIGREE. CAC.
$258,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, HEAD OF 1794, LIBERTY CAP, DEN MS66 Brown PCGS

HEAD OF 1794 CENT. GEM LIGHT CHOCOLATE SURFACES. S-26. RARITY-2. THE FINEST KNOWN SHELDON-26.
$159,500.00

1794 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, NO FRACTION BAR MS65 Brown PCGS

HEAD OF 1794 CENT. CREAMY LIGHT CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. MISSING FRACTION BAR VARIETY. S-64. RARITY-5. FINEST KNOWN SHELDON-64. CAC.
$203,500.00

1794 LIBERTY CAP 1C, HEAD OF 1793, DENT. BORDER MS60 Brown PCGS

HEAD OF 93. S-18b. RARITY-4. CONDITION CENSUS. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$247,500.00

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

JEFFERSON HEAD. LOVELY BLEMISH FREE CHOCOLATE PLANCHET.
$95,150.00

1795 FLOWING HAIR LARGE 1C, JEFF, PLAIN EDGE VF20 Brown PCGS

JEFFERSON HEAD, PLAIN EDGE. VERY EVENLY WORN, COFFEE BROWN SURFACES. RARITY-5. ONLY A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$148,500.00