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1793 S-3 R3- VG8

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1793  S-3  R3-  VG8
Chain, AMERICA. Here is an intriguing Chain cent. Hard, glossy dark brown surfaces everywhere except for half of the reverse where the surface shows ancient erosion and a bubbly brick red and orange-brown patina underneath. Given the even wear pattern and glossy texture throughout, it’s clear the planchet obtained this peculiar characteristic very early in its life, perhaps even before leaving the mint. Aside from all this, the coin is quite pleasing as an example of our first cent, with solid F+ detail including a full date, complete legends, and much of the fine hair detail remaining. There are some marks – scattered rim bumps, a few obverse scratches, and reverse scrapes – but no roughness on the obverse. Faces up nicely. MDS, Breen II, and the clashmarks are well-displayed on the smooth obverse surface.