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1855 Flying Eagle Cent Pattern
Popular Judd-168, PR64 Brown

1855 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-168, Pollock-193, R.4, PR64 Brown NGC. 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 falls between large cents and the adopted small cents. Struck in bronze with a plain edge. As stated on the USPatterns website, "... extremely rare showing any red color." This piece shows even brown patina over each side, but just beneath the brown one can see the original fire of the red mint luster. The strike is a bit soft over the high points, undoubtedly from the hardness of the copper planchet. A few small specks are all that keep this from an even higher grade.
From The Bob Simpson Collection. (NGC ID# 29AG, PCGS# 11720)


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August, 2010
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