1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent – Wreath Reverse

As a novel new coin, and the first Large Cent design made in any quantity (63,353 pieces), a relatively large number of Wreath cents were squirreled away. Renowned numismatist, the late Walter Breen, postulated that as many as 4% of the mintage or 2500 pieces may exist in all grades, with at least 30 known mint-state pieces. This coin is undoubtedly one of the finest survivors.


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