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    1855 Experimental Alloy Cent
    Judd-170a, PR64+

    1855 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-170a, R.7, PR64+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Thirteen stars surround an eagle that is flying slightly upward, similar to the Christian Gobrecht/Titian Peale flying eagle design for the Gobrecht dollars (and soon the Flying Eagle cents). The reverse design is similar to the issued large cent. The diameter is intermediate between the large cents struck for commerce in 1855 and the small cents that were first produced in 1856. Struck with a plain edge. In a former auction appearance, this piece had a composition stated on the insert of 86% copper, 14% nickel. Orange borders frame olive-gray centers. Well preserved and typically struck with a minor retained obverse lamination at 1 o'clock. Struck from boldly clashed dies.
    Ex: Houston Signature (Heritage, 12/2009), lot 1449.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 62428)


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