Category: Flowing Hair Large Cent, Wreath Reverse (1793)

Flowing Hair cents, wreath reverse (1793) The Mint caved in to the intense ridicule later in 1793, and Mint Director David Rittenhouse ordered Adam Eckfeldt to revise the obverse and reverse designs. Liberty’s bust was redesigned with even longer, wilder hair, and the chain was removed from the reverse in favor of a wreath. Scholars are undecided as to what plant or plants are depicted in the wreath, with several varieties extant. Total mintage of the wreath reverse numbered about 63,000 pieces.

1793 Flowing Hair Large Cent-Wreath Reverse
1793 Flowing Hair Wreath Cent
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