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    1857 Flying Eagle Cent, PR64 Cameo
    Snow-PR2, Type of 1856

    1857 1C Flying Eagle PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Snow-PR2. The Snow-PR1 and -PR2 dies are known as the Style of 1856 for their "boxy" obverse letters, most obviously the interior of the O in OF, which is rather squared-off rather than round as on the Style of 1857 dies. Snow writes that these dies were probably produced from the same undated hubs as the 1856 Flying Eagle cents but dated 1857, and may thus be the "first regular issue small cents." These proofs are rare, and Cameo examples such as this near-Gem PCGS example far rarer still. The surfaces here show much blond-tan color with daubs of orange and lilac in the fields. There are no mentionable die cracks, marking this as a strike from early-stage dies. The squared-off rims, needle-sharp detail throughout both sides are every bit as expected from this attractive and high-end proof, which also shows contrast in abundance between fields and devices. Population: 10 in 64 (1 in 64+) Cameo, 5 finer. CAC: 3 in 64 Cameo, 4 finer (1/16).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 227B, PCGS# 82040)

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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