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SERIES: Flowing Hair Chain Cents 1793
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1793 Chain 1C S-3 AMERICA, BN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62BN

"AMERICA" REVERSE ATTRIBUTION GUIDE

PCGS AU55BN
PCGS #:
35438
Diameter:
27.00 millimeters
Designer:
Attributed to Henry Voight
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Bars and Vines
Mintage:
36,103
Metal Content:
Copper
Auction Record:
$747,500 • MS64 • 8-9-2012 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 502 R-5.9 3 / 3 3 / 3
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 3 / 3 3 / 3
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 3
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  

Joseph Zanoni Collection - sold privately by Edward Cogan in 1867 - Thomas Cleneay - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1794 - J.F. Anger - Arba Borden - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:685 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - purchased by Wayte Raymond, 5/1945 with the rest of the Ryder Collection - sold privately to Dr. William H. Sheldon in 1947 - purchased along with other coins from the Sheldon Collection, 4/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger Collection - sold to Stanley Kesselman 3/1980 as partial payment for the Garrett S-3 - David Akers “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:554 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11180, $747,500

2 MS63BN estimated grade  

Colin Lightbody Collection - Edward Cogan 12/1866:536 - Mortimer Livingston Mackenzie Collection - Edward Cogan 6/1869:624 - L. Bayard Smith - Arthur L. Gray - Celina Coin Company - T. James Clarke Collection, 10/1954 - R.E. Naftzger -  - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:4 - Stack’s - Dorothy Nelson - Stack’s 2/1976:3 - Ed Hipps - Steve Ivy 11/1978:7 - Robert Bender - Heritage 8/1988:3 - Anthony Terranova - Kevin Lipton - Stack’s - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:105, $115,000 - Stack’s 7/2008:1074, $207,000 - Rare Coin Wholesalers, 1/2009 (via Chris McCawley) - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:5, $253,000 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Malcolm N. Jackson - United States Coin Co. 5/1913:1226, $140 - Carl Wurtzbach, 1919 - Virgil M. Brand, 2/1941) - B.G. Johnson - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd - Abe Kosoff (Illustrated History , 1962 FPL), lot 16 - Kreisberg & Schulman 5/1966:753, $6,750 - Jake Browning - Harmer, Rooke 11/1969:807A, $9,000 - RARCOA 8/1970:1602A, $8,500 - Stack's 10/1990:1590, $33,000 - Anthony Terranova, Kenneth M. Goldman, and Martin Paul - Denis W. Loring, 7/1994 - John B. MacDonald - Denis W. Loring - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2002, $253,000

4 AU58 PCGS grade  

McLaughlin & Robinson 1/1986:264 - Stack's 1/2002:727, $43,125 - Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection - Heritage 1/2006:3013, $138,000

5 AU55 PCGS grade  

Southern Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:52, $101,200

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 estimated grade  

Joseph Zanoni Collection - sold privately by Edward Cogan in 1867 - Thomas Cleneay - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1794 - J.F. Anger - Arba Borden - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1918:685 - Hillyer Ryder Collection - purchased by Wayte Raymond, 5/1945 with the rest of the Ryder Collection - sold privately to Dr. William H. Sheldon in 1947 - purchased along with other coins from the Sheldon Collection, 4/1972 - R.E. "Ted" Naftzger Collection - sold to Stanley Kesselman 3/1980 as partial payment for the Garrett S-3 - David Akers “Auction ‘80” 8/1980:554 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11180, $747,500

2 MS63BN estimated grade  

Colin Lightbody Collection - Edward Cogan 12/1866:536 - Mortimer Livingston Mackenzie Collection - Edward Cogan 6/1869:624 - L. Bayard Smith - Arthur L. Gray - Celina Coin Company - T. James Clarke Collection, 10/1954 - R.E. Naftzger -  - Abe Kosoff 4/1956:4 - Stack’s - Dorothy Nelson - Stack’s 2/1976:3 - Ed Hipps - Steve Ivy 11/1978:7 - Robert Bender - Heritage 8/1988:3 - Anthony Terranova - Kevin Lipton - Stack’s - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2003:105, $115,000 - Stack’s 7/2008:1074, $207,000 - Rare Coin Wholesalers, 1/2009 (via Chris McCawley) - Dan Holmes Collection - Goldbergs 9/2009:5, $253,000 - High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS62BN PCGS grade

Malcolm N. Jackson - United States Coin Co. 5/1913:1226, $140 - Carl Wurtzbach, 1919 - Virgil M. Brand, 2/1941) - B.G. Johnson - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd - Abe Kosoff (Illustrated History , 1962 FPL), lot 16 - Kreisberg & Schulman 5/1966:753, $6,750 - Jake Browning - Harmer, Rooke 11/1969:807A, $9,000 - RARCOA 8/1970:1602A, $8,500 - Stack's 10/1990:1590, $33,000 - Anthony Terranova, Kenneth M. Goldman, and Martin Paul - Denis W. Loring, 7/1994 - John B. MacDonald - Denis W. Loring - Walter J. Husak Collection - Heritage 2/2008:2002, $253,000

4 AU58 PCGS grade  

McLaughlin & Robinson 1/1986:264 - Stack's 1/2002:727, $43,125 - Joshua and Ally Walsh Collection - Heritage 1/2006:3013, $138,000

5 AU55 PCGS grade  

Southern Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:52, $101,200

5 AU55 PCGS grade  

Lester Merkin 3/1967:150 - Dr. E. Yale Clarke Collection - Stack's 10/1975:38 - Dr. & Mrs. Claude Davis Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3022, $109,250

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2016:5224, $152,750

8 AU53 PCGS grade

Herman Halpern - Stack's 3/1988:2 - McCawley & Grellman 8/1995:134 - Denis W. Loring - Heritage 1/2012:3018, not sold

9 EF40 PCGS grade