Stack's Bowers - The January 2013 New York Americana Sale Lot #13108


  • PCGS
  • 30
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $67,562.50
Description

1793 Chain Cent. S-4. Rarity-3+. Noyes Die State A. AMERICA. Periods. VF-30 (PCGS). Secure Holder.

Desirable VF 1793 Chain Cent

Deep golden-brown surfaces afford a glossy overall appearance to the naked eye, a notion that is but little dispelled under low magnification. Soft obverse rim bruises at 2 and 3 o'clock, some minor ticks here and there under low magnification, otherwise no marks of consequence are to be found on either side. One of four die pairings of the year for our nation's first coinage, this one singular as the only obverse with periods after LIBERTY and the date. Possession of a Chain cent, especially one so nice as the present piece, is a mark of distinction for any U.S. cent collector. Though numerous Sheldon-4 Chain cents can be found in a finer grade than that offered here, the vast majority of the issue is of lesser quality than the present specimen. You will be hard-pressed to find a more lovely mid-grade Chain cent, so plan your bidding accordingly if you mean to own this treasure.

PCGS#: 91341

Pedigree: From the High Desert Collection.

Coin Specifications
Category Flowing Hair Large Cent
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 36,103.00
Designer N/A
Composition UNK
Weight N/A
Melt Value N/A
Diameter 0.00mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
30 $0.00 $40,000.00 $57,500.00 $32,500.00
35 $0.00 $0.00 $70,000.00 $23,333.33
40 $0.00 $65,000.00 $92,000.00 $52,333.33
45 $0.00 $80,000.00 $110,000.00 $63,333.33
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
30 NGC 0 6 12
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.