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  • Category Flowing Hair Large Cent
  • Mintage 36,103

1C 1793 Genuine PCGS Chain America This is a low mintage coin

With a design attributed to Henry Voight the first United States Cent was met with much criticism for its portrayal of linked chains on the reverse which symbolized in the many person's minds the links of bondage, not that of a country United nor free. The obverse image of LIBERTY with flowing hair as if facing into a strong wind seemed to weather well among the viewing public, though the reverse was changed during the year and a wreath of grains replaced the links on the reverse. There were just 36,103 coins minted for this date.

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