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    1855 Flying Eagle Cent in Bronze
    Judd-168, PR63 Brown

    1855 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-168 Original, Pollock-193, R.4, PR63 Brown PCGS. 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 bronze with a plain edge. Struck from heavily clashed dies. Although labeled Brown, this piece shows significant underlying mint red on each side. A darker discolored area is noted on the reverse at the rim between 11 and 12 o'clock. Housed in a first-generation holder.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29AG, PCGS# 11720)


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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