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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR63
    Snow-3, Reverse Lamination

    1856 1C -- Reverse Lamination -- PR63 NGC. Snow-3. The Snow-3 variety was principally struck in 1856 for distribution to Washington officials. Most examples were coined as business strikes since they were intended to demonstrate the proposed small cent denomination. The present golden-brown specimen, however, has reflective fields and is fully struck. The die scratch below the 1 in the date is unusually clear. Snow writes, "it is entirely possible that a small pre-production run of proofs were struck prior to the non-proof press run."

    The reverse has a retained lamination near the left ribbon end and a flake nearly out above the upright of the E in CENT. A larger retained lamination affects the upper right portion of the wreath, and the lower left border of the lamination is accompanied by a few faint and closely spaced pinscratches.
    From The Teich Family Collection.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 227A, PCGS# 2037)

    Weight: 4.67 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

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    February, 2014
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