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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent
    Snow-9 Proof, XF Details

    1856 1C Snow-9 -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. Proof, XF Details. A chocolate-brown specimen with moderate wear on the eagle's breast. Marks are confined to infrequent minor contact on the rims. No hairlines are readily evident. A majority of 1856 Flying Eagle cents are the Snow-9 variety, restrikes from the late 1850s to satisfy burgeoning collector demand for the rarest small cent date. It is doubtful that the original purchaser spent the present coin, or carried it as a pocket piece, but an heir might have thought it no more valuable than its comparatively common 1857 and 1858 successors.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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