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Flowing Hair type (wreath reverse)

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This is the so-called "sprung die" variety with the bulge through the obverse. Vine and bars edge.

Provenance

Collected by Sidney A. Wien (1902-1962), Atlanta, Georgia, between the mid-1940's and 1962; by descent to his daughter, Claire W. Morse, in 1962; to the MFA in November 2004, gift of Claire W. and Richard P. Morse.

Credit Line

The Sidney A. and Ellen M. Wien Collection—Given in their memory by Claire W. and Richard P. Morse

U.S. Federal Issue, 1793

Mint

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Sheldon 6; Breen 1638

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 27 mm, 13.01 gm (1 1/16 in., 0.46 oz.)

Accession Number

2004.722

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins