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The second major design in the cent series is the so-called Wreath style. The obverse was redesigned from the earlier motif and now features Miss Liberty in higher relief, with the hair details more pronounced, LIBERTY above her head, the date 1793 below, and above the date a sprig or leaf design.
  
* [[PCGS 1344 - Flow Hair 1C Wreath, BN]]
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The reverse consists of an open wreath tied with a bow at the bottom, enclosing ONE CENT, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the fraction 1/100 surrounding. Both obverse and reverse are protected by a high rim with a bead design between the rim and the field. The appearance of the fraction, 1/100, in addition to the denomination, ONE CENT, not only asserted that our coinage system was decimalized, but was meant to help the large number of foreign and illiterate people who were unable to read words but who could recognize numbers.
* [[PCGS 1345 - Flow Hair 1C Wreath, RB]]
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* [[PCGS 1346 - Flow Hair 1C Wreath, RD]]
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Follow this external link to learn more about [http://www.pcgscoinguide.com/display_guidesubcat.chtml?guidecategoryid=2&end=here&category_description=Large%20Cents%20(1793-1857)&subcat_description=1793%20Flowing%20Hair%20Wreath%20(Series%207)&universeid=313&guidesubcategoryid=10 1793 Wreath Cents]
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[[Image:1793 S-10 R4 Wreath Cent. MS-64 Brown a.jpg|400px|right]]
 
* [[PCGS 1347 - 1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1347 - 1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, BN]]
 
* [[PCGS 1348 - 1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, RB]]
 
* [[PCGS 1348 - 1793 Wreath 1C Vine and Bars Edge, RB]]

Latest revision as of 12:15, 5 August 2009

The second major design in the cent series is the so-called Wreath style. The obverse was redesigned from the earlier motif and now features Miss Liberty in higher relief, with the hair details more pronounced, LIBERTY above her head, the date 1793 below, and above the date a sprig or leaf design.

The reverse consists of an open wreath tied with a bow at the bottom, enclosing ONE CENT, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the fraction 1/100 surrounding. Both obverse and reverse are protected by a high rim with a bead design between the rim and the field. The appearance of the fraction, 1/100, in addition to the denomination, ONE CENT, not only asserted that our coinage system was decimalized, but was meant to help the large number of foreign and illiterate people who were unable to read words but who could recognize numbers.

Follow this external link to learn more about 1793 Wreath Cents

1793 S-10 R4 Wreath Cent. MS-64 Brown a.jpg