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1858 Flying Eagle Cent in Copper-Nickel
1858 1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-206, Pollock-242, R.5, PR66+
Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse displays a hook-necked
eagle flying left with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above
and the date below. The reverse is the same used to coin regular
issue 1858 Flying Eagle cents. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain
Judd-206, PR66+ Cameo
Mint issued sets of 12 Flying Eagle cent patterns were popular with contemporary collectors at the time of issue. This particular design is frequently encountered in copper-nickel, although rarely seen in copper or in nickel composition. Sensational quality, this piece is fully struck with brilliant golden-tan surfaces that exhibit splashes of blue and violet. The surfaces are essentially flawless and examples with contrast are rare. In fact, this is the finest of just six Cameo proofs that PCGS has certified (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29BM, Variety PCGS# 389467, Base PCGS# 11877)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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