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Coins of 1793 (Unofficial Thread?)

brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭

I've really been enjoying the "Coins of XXXX ~ Official Threads" that have appeared recently, but I haven't been able to participate. So, I thought I would start a thread featuring one of my favorite coin years, 1793. I have a couple that I like, and want more!:

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  • Manifest_DestinyManifest_Destiny Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool year. 4 type coins with over 20 die varieties.

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think I’ve started the trend and I love that others are starting to do it! 👍
    Unfortunately, I don’t have anything from 1793… But great thread and great coins!

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,310 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Funny, I thought about starting one but assumed it would be pretty short lived.

    Vine & bars example. Tooled on the obverse but price was right:


    Lettered edge example:

    Prior to slabbing:

    Ya gotta love the straw berry leaf 😎

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @johnny9434 said:

    @Walkerguy21D said:
    Funny, I thought about starting one

    Ya gotta love the straw berry leaf 😎

    I do, but I’m satisfied with just these….Lol!

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  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    My collection of cents of 1793:

    I wonder how the cool-looking craters were formed on this last example?

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,558 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Eddi said:
    My collection of cents of 1793:





  • SimonWSimonW Posts: 557 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’ve owned four, two half cents, one chain and a wreath…now I’m just the guy who talks about great coins😂

    I'm BACK!!! Used to be Billet7 on the old forum.

  • EddiEddi Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2023 8:56AM

    @brianc1959 said:

    @Eddi said:
    My collection of cents of 1793:

    I wonder how the cool-looking craters were formed on this last example?

    My best explanation is that pitting is caused by localised copper reaction with the elements. Copper is very reactive and will react with acidic substances to form copper salts (acetate, carbonate or even copper chloride). Copper will also react with oxygen in the air over long periods of time. These salts are typically weak in structure and soluble in water, so I think that over time they may 'fall off' the coin leaving these pits. What is more difficult to explain is why the pits appear so localised on this coin. This may be due to localised impurities on the surface of the copper which favoured the formation of salts.

  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @renomedphys said:
    Only two here

    Both of those are amazing, but your S-2 Chain Cent is off the charts!

  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The hole in your Liberty Cap looks ancient. I can't help wondering exactly what happened and why!

  • ambro51ambro51 Posts: 13,553 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ......and now for something Completely different ....

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 11,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @brianc1959 said:

    The hole in your Liberty Cap looks ancient. I can't help wondering exactly what happened and why!

    Even with the hole that is a cool and scarce R5 cent.

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  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Walkerguy21D said:

    @brianc1959 said:

    The hole in your Liberty Cap looks ancient. I can't help wondering exactly what happened and why!

    Even with the hole that is a cool and scarce R5 cent.

    Looks like an S-14 with the bisecting crack on the obverse...

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  • brianc1959brianc1959 Posts: 327 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1793 S-4 is just a beautiful design, and your sample is totally awesome.

  • 1TwoBits1TwoBits Posts: 450 ✭✭✭✭

    I can play on this one as I at least have pictures of one of my 1793's.

    1TwoBits


    Searching for bust quarters.....counterstamps, errors, and AU-MS varieties, please let me know if you can help.
  • HoledandCreativeHoledandCreative Posts: 2,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @brianc1959 If they could speak


  • Here’s mine. Still trying to verify this guy!

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2023 1:46AM

    @willy said:



    A couple of 1793 Coppers from my Type set

    Not sure how to make the images bigger


    You can get this big one using Cert Verify.
    https://www.pcgs.com/cert/40228359

  • johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @renomedphys said:
    Only two here

    Hell yes. Now we are talking.

  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,364 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2023 7:54AM

    Here are my pieces. All of them were bought at a time when I didn't have high sums of money. Therefore, each of them has an issue, but the color and surfaces are smooth and good on all of them.

    I have owned only one 1793 Liberty Cap Cent. It was a badly corroded S-14 that was identifiable by the obverse die crack and the beaded border. The date was not visible. I paid $20 for it in the 1970s and sold it for $40. The books said that a piece is Fair was worth $300, but no one would have paid that for it.

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