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Flowing Hair (1793)

Flowing Hair (1793)
Chain Reverse (1793) | Wreath Reverse (1793)

Chain Reverse (1793)

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1793
    Designer: Henry Voigt
    Weight: 13.480 grams
    Diameter:26-27 mm
    Composition:
    • 1.0000 copper
    Edge: bars and slender vine with leaves

Wreath Reverse (1793)

The reverse of this type bears a single-bow wreath, as distinguished from the wreath tied with a double bow on the following type. A three-leaf sprig appears above the date on the obverse, and both sides have borders of small beads.

Introduction of this reverse answered criticism of the chain design, which critics saw as symbolic of slavery rather than strength in unity, but the stronger modeling of the face and hair still failed to gain acceptance as representative of Liberty. After three months’ production the design was abandoned in favor of the Liberty Cap type.

Instead of the normal sprig above the date, the rare strawberry-leaf variety has a spray of trefoil leaves and a small blossom. The trefoils match those found on the normal wreath reverse. It is not clear why this variety was created. All four known specimens are well worn.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1793
    Designer: Henry Voigt
    Weight: 13.480 grams
    Diameter:26-28 mm
    Composition:
    • 1.0000 copper
    Edge: vine and bars, or lettered ONE HUNDRED FOR A DOLLAR followed by either a single or a double leaf.
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AG-3 About Good. About Good.
  • G-4 Good. Good.
  • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good.
  • F-12 Fine. Fine.
  • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
  • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60BN Mint State. Mint State.
  • 1793, Chain
  • 36,103
    • Description
    • Mintage
    • AG-3 About Good. About Good.
    • G-4 Good. Good.
    • VG-8 Very Good. Very Good.
    • F-12 Fine. Fine.
    • VF-20 Very Fine. Very Fine.
    • EF-40 Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine.
    • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
    • MS-60BN Mint State. Mint State.
    • MS-63BN Mint State. Mint State.
    • 1793, Wreath
    • 63,353
      • Description
      • Mintage
      • AG-3
      • G-4
      • VG-8
      • F-12
      • VF-20
      • EF-40
      • AU-50
      • MS-60BN
      • MS-63BN
      • 1793, Chain
      • 36,103
        • 1793, Wreath
        • 63,353
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