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    1856 Flying Eagle Cent, PR65
    Struck in Copper-Nickel, Judd-184
    Gorgeous Multicolor Patina

    1856 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-184, Pollock-220, Low R.7 PR65 PCGS. CAC. The obverse, from the normal dies, shows a flying eagle in a plain field with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the date below. The reverse has an oak wreath with the denomination ONE CENT and ornamental shield above. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge. The new reverse die featuring a wide ornamented shield was created in 1858. The muling of the 1856 obverse with an 1858 reverse leads researchers to believe Judd-184 specimens are fantasy pieces issued for sale to collectors. Probably 25 or so examples were struck, of which roughly 12 coins survive. This Gem proof is among the finest survivors. Each side showcases gorgeous multicolor patina that comprises orange, rose, lavender, sky-blue, and mint-green elements. The eye appeal is as bold as the strike, enhanced by noticeable field-device contrast.
    From The Tom & Jean Fore Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29B3, PCGS# 11808)


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

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    January, 2016
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