||1793 1C Wreath, Vine and Bars Edge, S-9, B-12, R.2, AU58 NGC. Our EAC Grade XF45. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. Breen Die State IV. The coin offered here is an example of the S-9 1793 Wreath cent, with a horizontal twig in the sprig above the date and a kidney-shaped bow in the wreath on the reverse. The S-9 is the variety of Wreath cent most often seen today and probably accounts for the 22,000 pieces struck between April 13 and 18, 1793. This variety has always been popular with collectors. The present coin is a sharply rendered Near-Mint example, with just a trace of wear on the high points of the design. The glossy brown surfaces show a few hints of original red color. The few minor abrasions on each side are not particularly noticeable or distracting. A few clash marks are evident on the obverse, under Liberty's chin, and a number of die cracks show on the reverse, including one through the fraction bar. Eye appeal is quite strong. This coin is tied with two other pieces for the 17th through 19th spots in the Noyes Condition Census. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $150.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $32900.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.