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    PCGS 1856 Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-184, R.8, PR 63. A fascinating combination of Longacre's adaptation of Gobrecht's flying eagle design on the obverse with a broad shield over an oak wreath on the reverse. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. While rated R.8 by Judd this pattern is most likely an R.6 and is to be reclassified as such in the new pattern reference when released later this year. A pleasing coin for the grade with even brown color over both sides and just a hint of underlying red. There are a couple of tiny planchet flakes on the obverse between the eagle's wing and the second T in STATES that serve as identifying marks. (NGC ID# 94S3, PCGS# 60184)

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    July, 1993
    28th-31st Wednesday-Saturday
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