1793 P Flowing Hair Large Cents : All Varieties

Chain Reverse

Mintage: 36,103
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Henry Voigt
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 26.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent Penny Varieties
There are three major varieties of the 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent (Penny) which bear the chain reverse design. One variety features periods after the word "LIBERTY" and after the 1793 date on the obverse of the coin and also the word "AMERICA" in the legend on the obverse of the coin. This variety is depicted above.

The other major variety features the same thing except no periods on the obverse of the coin as depicted in the example image below:

1793 Without Periods Flowing Hair Large Cent

Lastly: one variety doesn't have periods on the obverse but features the word "AMERI." with a period in the legend on the reverse of the coin as depicted below: (Source of example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries)

1793 Without Periods Flowing Hair Large Cent

Major Varieties:
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent - Chain Reverse - AMERI. In Legend
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent - Chain Reverse - With Periods
1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent - Chain Reverse - Without Periods

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-65)
Proof
(PR-65)
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MELT VALUE: $0.0779


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