1793 FLOWING HAIR LARGE CENT MINTAGE
Flowing Hair Large Cents were produced in early 1793 and on the reverse first depicted a chain link circle around the words ONE CENT. Because of public opinion the chain links were replaced with a wreath. There are 3 versions of the chain reverse Large Cent and 3 versions of the wreath reverse Large Cent. All are dated 1793. Many early copper large cents have been cleaned or polished over the past centuries to smooth out the surfaces. These coins are considered damaged by certified grading services. Damaged coins, although genuine, reduces the Flowing Hair Large Cents Value dramatically and could be 50% or more of retail. Care should be taken to find original surface examples or price accordingly if damaged. There are many different die varieties to collect and the search for all varieties can take many years. There are fewer than 1000 chain reverse large cents and several 1000 wreath reverse large cents surviving today. The rarest of the 1793 Large Cents is the 1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent Strawberry Leaf, for only 4 are known to exist.
|Year & Mint||Mintage|
|1793 Chain Reverse||36,103|
|1793 Wreath Reverse||63,353|