2018 Commemorative Proof of the 1793 Chain Cent

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The Grove Minting Company commemorates the 225th anniversary of 1793 to one of the first United States coins, the Chain Cent. This Flowing Hair Liberty Head Obverse / Chain Reverse features a Liberty Head and motto, with the classic chain surrounding the Grove Minting Crest; the Lion & Anchor.

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Width30mm wide
Weight12.6g
CompositionCopper Alloy
Mintage500 (400 as medal-turn, 100 as coin-turn)

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Celebrating the 225th anniversary of the 1793 Chain Cent.

Celebrating its (late) 2018 release, the Grove Minting Company pays homage to Henry Voigt, Chief Engraver of the first United States Mint, as a 225th anniversary strike.

This commemorative is based upon the exceedingly rare 1793 Chain Cent, of who's original designer is unknown, which showcases an obverse Liberty facing right with motto and date. The original chain cents were struck during late February and early March 1793, with records indicating that approximately 36,103 having been produced. However, the public reaction to the coins was somewhat controversial. The reverse's central design figure, for which the coin is named, is an interlocking chain with 15 links, symbolizing unity through strength of the 15 American states in existence at that time, now surrounding the Grove Minting Crest; the Lion & Anchor.

The commemorative is proof-struck in copper at 30mm wide, with a reeded edge.

The production of the 2018 Commemorative Proof of the 1793 Chain Cent is struck in both coin-turn and medal-turn orientation.

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2018 Commemorative Proof of the 1793 Chain Cent

2018 Commemorative Proof of the 1793 Chain Cent

JUST RELEASED

The Grove Minting Company commemorates the 225th anniversary of 1793 to one of the first United States coins, the Chain Cent. This Flowing Hair Liberty Head Obverse / Chain Reverse features a Liberty Head and motto, with the classic chain surrounding the Grove Minting Crest; the Lion & Anchor.

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