1793 Flowing Hair 1c Chain Cent AMERICA NGC F12BN
NGC certified and graded F12BN. This “Chain” cent, struck in 1793, is among the first coins struck by the United States Mint. The reverse of this type features a chain surrounding the denomination. This design was heavily criticized as symbolic of slavery instead of strength in unity – it’s original intention. Grading of early type coins such as this seems to be more subjective due to the crude beginnings of the US Mint. One will notice, among some other things, some imperfections that existed in the die and planchet. Die cracks, rust (on the dies), etc can be seen. A small spot of PVC is also present on the reverse close to the center. But at the end of the day, this highly desirable 1793 Flowing Hair 1c Chain Cent AMERICA NGC F12BN, with the detail that is present, should make a wonderful addition to any collection! Please see the pictures for details.