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    1856 Snow-5b Flying Eagle Cent
    Judd-181, Struck in Copper
    PR64 Red and Brown

    1856 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-181, Pollock-213, Snow-5b, R.7, PR64 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Struck from the same Snow-5 1856 Flying Eagle cent plain edge dies used to strike copper-nickel proofs, but in copper alloy. The Snow-5 dies are identified by a small spur from the base of the U in UNITED, and a second spur from the end of the left wreath stem. Snow-5 is rare in copper-nickel, and even rarer in copper. Rick Snow calls the copper Snow-5 cents "very rare" and suggests "using X-Ray spectroscopy to determine their composition." The present specimen is fully struck and exhibits undisturbed mirrored fields. Rich lavender-red, peach-gold, and apple-green toning ensures the eye appeal.
    From The Tom & Jean Fore Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11793)


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    January, 2016
    6th-11th Wednesday-Monday
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