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    1854 Flying Eagle Cent in Bronze
    Judd-165b Original, R.8, PR64 Brown

    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 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 cabinet.
    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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