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    1857 Flying Eagle Cent in Copper
    Judd-187, PR63 Brown
    Only Two or Three Pieces Believed Known

    1857 DT1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-187, Pollock-223, R.8, PR63 Brown PCGS. Regular dies trial piece for the Flying Eagle cent. Struck in copper with plain edge. This is a genuinely rare Flying Eagle cent pattern that was struck in copper rather than the normal copper-nickel alloy seen on standard Flying Eagle cents. Only two or three pieces are believed known, according to, one of which shows extensive signs of circulation. The difference is immediately obvious. This piece was definitely not struck in copper-nickel. The color is deep reddish-brown, suggestive of the color seen on large cents. The USPatterns website states: "These appear to have been struck from business strike dies ... " However, close examination of this piece suggests at least the fields of the dies were polished prior to striking, and it appears the piece may have been struck more than once as all the design elements are crisp -- certainly not a given on many 1857 Flying Eagle cents.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 11818)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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