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1854 Flying Eagle Cent in Bronze
1854 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-165b Original, Pollock-191,
R.8, PR64 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Flying eagle design with a
hook-neck eagle on the obverse, surrounded by stars and the date
below. The reverse resembles the regular dies issue for the large
cent except the wreath is much smaller and thinner. Three leaves
beneath the E in STATES, which distinguishes the extremely rare
Judd-165a and Judd-165b from the similar Judd-163 and Judd-165
dies. Struck with a plain edge in a bronze alloy of 96.4% copper,
2.7% tin, 0.9% zinc. Weight 99.45 grains. The USPatterns.com
website reports "at least 3 known" of Judd-165a in copper, and "at
least 3 known" of Judd-165b in bronze. We doubt that more than
three are known of either composition. Richly toned in brick-red,
apple-green, and plum-mauve. Despite the high relief of the design,
well struck aside from some softness on ONE. This is one of the
earliest Flying Eagle design patterns destined for a specialized
Judd-165b Original, R.8, PR64 Brown
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 3720, which realized $18,400.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11698)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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