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    Fascinating Judd-170a Copper-Nickel
    Flying Eagle Cent Pattern, PR62

    1855 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-170a, R.8, PR62 PCGS. Thirteen stars surround an eagle that is flying slightly upwards, similar to the Christian Gobrecht/Titian Peale flying eagle design for the Gobrecht dollars but with a longer, curved neck to the eagle. The date 1855 is below with slanted 5s, and the reverse is similar to the large cent. The planchet is slightly smaller than the large cent, but larger than the famous 1856 Flying Eagle cent. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. Per the holder, weight 99.15 grains, composition 91% copper, 8.8% nickel (with rounding error/trace content of 0.2%). This unusual piece has streaks of orange and brown on each side. Impressively detailed, though flaws are visible in the fields. (PCGS# 62428)

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