1793 Flowing Hair Large Cents : All Varieties

Wreath Reverse

Mintage: 63,353
Minted at: Philadelphia (No Mint Mark)

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

Diameter: 27 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 were a few major varieties of the 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent (Penny). All of these varieties bear the wreath design on the reverse of the coin instead of the chain. Typically the obverse features the normal three-leaf trefoil sprig just above the 1793 date. Although one extremely rare variety features a strawberry leaf (4 leaves). This is one of the rarest and most valuable of all US coins as only 4 exist. One of these "strawberry leaf" varieties recently sold for over $10 Million! The difference between the strawberry leaf and the normal leaf is depicted above in the example comparison image.

There are two varieties of the "normal leaf" variety. One has a pattern of vines and vertical bars along the edge of the coin and the other variety has a lettered edge featuring the text/words: "ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR" followed by 1 or 2 leaves. Depicted below is an example of what a the vines and bars edge would look like:

1793 Vines and Bars Edge Flowing Hair Large Cent

An example of the lettered edge is depicted below (with the word "DOLLAR" displayed in this example):

1793 Lettered Edge Flowing Hair Large Cent
Coin Value Chart: Typical Coin Prices, Values and Worth in USD based on Grade/Condition
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.1141

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