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    1857 1C Flying Eagle Cent PR65 NGC. Provided one ignores the numerous pattern issues of 1856, fewer than 1,000 proof Flying Eagle cents were coined in the two years of the design, with an estimated 485 of those struck with the date 1857. Allowing for a degree of attrition, it seems reasonable to estimate that fewer than 600 specimens exist across both dates, with unimpaired survivors fewer still. Such statistics reinforce the value of this boldly impressed and exceptionally appealing Gem. The medium-brown surfaces display die polishing lines in the obverse fields amid vivid splashes of midnight-blue, violet, and pink. The fields are well-preserved and free of major distractions, as befits the grade. Struck with the reverse rotated about 30 degrees clockwise. Census: 7 in 65, 0 finer (11/12).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 786; Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 2024.
    From The Douglas Collection.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 227B, PCGS# 2040)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel


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