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1857 Flying Eagle Cent, PR65
Among the Finest Certified

1857 1C PR65 NGC. The Philadelphia Mint did not begin commercial proof set offerings until 1858, one year after this impressive Gem was struck. The Mint did strike a limited number of proof coins to satisfy the needs of collectors and government officials in earlier years, but no official records were kept and the numbers minted can only be estimated today. As recently as 2012, the Guide Book estimated the mintage of the 1857 proof Flying Eagle cent at 485 pieces, but series specialists like Richard Snow argued that the number of survivors was much too small for such a large mintage. The 2014 Guide Book has a lower estimate of just 100 pieces struck, but others feel that figure may still be too high.

The present coin is a delightful Gem, with sharply detailed design elements and deeply reflective fields that show a mix of greenish-gold and lilac patina. The well-preserved surfaces are free of mentionable signs of contact and show a few microscopic specks of carbon on both sides. Census: 7 in 65, 0 finer (8/13).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 227B, PCGS# 2040)

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September, 2013
25th-29th
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