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Judd-168 Original PR58
1855 Flying Eagle Cent

1855 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-168 Original, Pollock-193, R.4, PR58 PCGS. 96.61 gn. 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 90% copper, 8.5% tin, and 1.0% zinc, according to the PCGS insert. This sharply struck specimen features deeply variegated golden-brown and forest-green toning. Although designated as PR58, this piece has the eye appeal of a decidedly higher grade. (NGC ID# 29AG, PCGS# 11720)

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January, 2010
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