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    1855 Flying Eagle Cent in Copper-Nickel
    Judd-170a, Toned PR65

    1855 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-170a, R.7, PR65 NGC. CAC. Ex: Bass/ANA Museum Display. 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 in copper-nickel with a plain edge. This piece was previously believed to be a copper striking and was cataloged as a Judd-167 in the Bass Sylloge. The attribution of Judd-170a indicates metallurgical analysis was done to determine the copper-nickel composition. About a dozen examples are estimated known, according to USPatterns.com. Die clashing is seen near the centers of each side, as usual. The surfaces are tinted blue-brown with a distinctive ring of original mint red around the margin of the obverse. The sole mark that identifies this as the Bass piece is in the obverse field between the eagle's wing and star 5.
    Ex: Goliad Coins; purchased from Brinton T. Schorer, May 3, 1973; given to the Harry W. Bass Research Foundation (12/1991). Accompanied by an inventory tag showing provenance. HBCC-6029 (Bass Sylloge number).
    Selections From The Harry Bass, Jr. Foundation's A.N.A. Museum Display. (PCGS# 62428)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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