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    Pristine Gem Red and Brown (1856)
    'Gobrecht' Flying Eagle Copper Cent
    Undated, Judd-179

    (1856) P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-179, Pollock-207, Low R.7, PR65 Red and Brown NGC.
    The design is the regular Flying Eagle cent motif on the obverse and the Agricultural Wreath reverse from 1857-58, but there is no date or other legends, save for the denomination ONE CENT in the center reverse. Struck in copper with a plain edge.

    Pollock notes that the obverse eagle is a "direct copy of the eagle featured on the Gobrecht dollars dated 1836 to 1839." This pattern could just as easily be called a "Gobrecht cent," crediting the obverse's original designer, Christian Gobrecht, rather than merely describing the design. Examples were struck in both copper and copper-nickel, with the latter somewhat rarer--but both are rare. The dated Judd-180 is the R.1 1856 Flying Eagle cent pattern, a high-mintage production (for a pattern, at least) that is collected alongside the regular-issue series. reports more than a dozen are known of this copper undated variety.

    Physical Description.
    Gorgeous pinkish-red and lilac-toned surfaces on both sides are pristine and distraction-free. An arcing small mark is noted in the area where the date would normally appear. A similar curving mark appears on the reverse near the rim at 12 o'clock, running through the right wreath tip--definite pedigree markers for this remarkable and rare coin. NGC Census: 1 in PR65 Red and Brown; one finer in PR66 Brown. PCGS Population: 1 in PR65 Red and Brown; one finer in PR66 Brown (12/08).

    Ex: T. Henry Allen Collection (Stack's, 4/1977), lot 355.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11784)

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    January, 2009
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