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    1856 Snow-3 Flying Eagle Cent, PR62
    Satiny Proof Example

    1856 1C Snow-3 PR62 PCGS. Snow-3 makes up about one fifth of the the surviving 1856 Flying Eagle cent population, according to Rick Snow (2014), and likely comprised a significant quantity of the pieces distributed to Congress to "help promote passage of the pending coinage bill." PCGS has graded examples as both proof and regular-issue strikings, although very few show truly prooflike qualities. Most examples were likely only struck once, as minor weakness on portions of the devices is often seen. Proof Snow-3 coins are typically encountered with satiny surfaces rather than deeply mirrored, similar to the Snow-9 proofs of 1857 to 1860. This Snow-3 example displays a sharp strike and smooth bronze-gold coloration. A few faint marks define the grade but are hardly noticed by the naked eye. Wisps of lavender and peach also appear in the fields. This is an outstanding 1856 Flying Eagle cent for the date or variety specialist.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 47058, Base PCGS# 2037)

    Weight: 4.70 grams

    Metal: 88% Copper, 12% Nickel

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    Oct-Nov, 2016
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