Is amongst most famous and shortest-lived issues of American coinage ever produced. Struck during the first year of regular coinage production at the United States Mint in Philadelphia, its design was criticized in the year of issue, but has come to be cherished by modern collectors. While circulating examples of this historic rarity are available at more accessible price levels, the finest known example recently sold at auction for more than $1.3 million. 1793 Chain Cent Mintage. Finest Known and Values.