1855 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-170a, Pollock-196, R.8, PR62 PCGS. CAC....
Copper-Nickel 1855 Flying Eagle Cent Pattern1855 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-170a, Pollock-196, R.8, PR62 PCGS. CAC. Thirteen stars surround an eagle that is flying slightly upward, similar to the Christian Gobrecht/Titian Peale flying eagle design for the Gobrecht dollars (and soon the Flying Eagle cents). The reverse design is similar to the issued large cent. The diameter is intermediate between the large cents struck for commerce in 1855 and the small cents that were first produced in 1856. Struck with a plain edge in an alloy of 91% copper and 8.8% nickel, per the PCGS insert. Weight 99.15 grains. The 8.8% nickel alloy undoubtedly accounts for the brightness seen on this piece, a design that is seldom found with any trace of red. The striking details are strong throughout, and light die clashing is seen in the fields, as often found. (PCGS# 62428)
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